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This article is about Sindarin word of Angren. For the River of Angren, see Isen.

angren (pl. engrin) is a Sindarin word meaning "of iron". The Quenya cognate is angaina.[1]


angren, related to Sindarin ang ("iron"), derived from the Elvish root ANGĀ.[1] It is possible that the full Old Sindarin word is angrina (unattested).

The obsolete, variant or misspelt plural form engren appears in a typescript.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 348
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 7