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Location
At the northern extent of the White Mountains, on the southern side of the Gap of Rohan
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
Rose above Helm's Deep and the Hornburg
Pronunciation
three'hoorneh
Meaning
'Three-horned' or 'three-cornered'1

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Thrihyrne

The northernmost peaks of the White Mountains

Prominent peaks of the White Mountains

The three steep-sided mountain peaks that stood out above the gorge of Helm's Deep. They were the northernmost of the White Mountains, and so they also marked the southern edge of the wide Gap of Rohan. The name 'Thrihyrne' is from the Old English for 'three-horned' or 'three-cornered'.


Notes

1

There was a real Old English word Þrīhyrned meaning 'three-cornered' or 'triangular', but this original meaning does not seem to apply directly to Thrihyrne in the White Mountains. We're told that the mountain had three separate peaks (actually described as 'three jagged horns' in The Two Towers III 7, Helm's Deep) so in this particular context the name was apparently intended to literally mean 'three-horned'.

See also...

White Mountains

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