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'''Tarn Aeluin''' was a clear blue mountain lake in the highlands of [[Dorthonion]], said to have been hallowed by [[Melian]]. Here the outlaws of [[Barahir son of Bregor|Barahir]] hid from [[Morgoth]]'s forces after the [[Dagor Bragollach]] ("Battle of Sudden Flame").
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'''Aeluin''', sometimes referred to as '''Tarn Aeluin''', was a clear blue mountain lake in the highlands of [[Dorthonion]], said to have been hallowed by [[Melian]] the [[Maiar|Maia]]. Here the outlaws of [[Barahir son of Bregor|Barahir]] hid from [[Morgoth]]'s forces after the [[Dagor Bragollach]] ("Battle of Sudden Flame").
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== Etymology ==
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Aeluin means "Blue Lake" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[ael]]'' = "lake, pool" and ''[[luin]]'' = "blue"). Tarn is an archaic English word meaning "mountain lake".
  
 
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Revision as of 01:20, 16 July 2006

At Tarn Aeluin by Ted Nasmith

Aeluin, sometimes referred to as Tarn Aeluin, was a clear blue mountain lake in the highlands of Dorthonion, said to have been hallowed by Melian the Maia. Here the outlaws of Barahir hid from Morgoth's forces after the Dagor Bragollach ("Battle of Sudden Flame").

Etymology

Aeluin means "Blue Lake" in Sindarin (from ael = "lake, pool" and luin = "blue"). Tarn is an archaic English word meaning "mountain lake".