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'''Aros''' was a river of East [[Beleriand]] that arose in the northern lands west of the [[Pass of Aglon]].  It flowed south between [[Dor Dínen]] and [[Himlad]] (between these two lands the river could be crossed at [[Arossiach]]).  The river's course then followed the eastern and southern boundaries of the Forest of [[Region]] (and thus formed much of the border of the Kingdom of [[Doriath]]) before it met the [[Sirion]] at [[Aelin-uial]].  Its one main tributary was the River [[Celon]].<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>
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'''Aros''' was a river of East [[Beleriand]] that arose in the northern lands west of the [[Pass of Aglon]] in the [[Shadowy Spring]].  It flowed south between [[Dor Dínen]] and [[Himlad]] (between these two lands the river could be crossed at [[Arossiach]]).  The river's course then followed the eastern and southern boundaries of the Forest of [[Region]] (and thus formed much of the border of the Kingdom of [[Doriath]]) before it met the [[Sirion]] at [[Aelin-uial]].  Its one main tributary was the River [[Celon]].<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>
 
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==Etymology==
 
The word ''Aros'', derived from the [[Elvish]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[YAR|YAR-]] ("blood"), is said to be a "''name of river with reddish water''". The [[Noldorin]] form of the word was ''iaros''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 400</ref>
 
The word ''Aros'', derived from the [[Elvish]] [[Sundocarme|root]] [[YAR|YAR-]] ("blood"), is said to be a "''name of river with reddish water''". The [[Noldorin]] form of the word was ''iaros''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 400</ref>

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Aros
Physical Description
TypeRiver
LocationFlowing from Himlad around Doriath to the Sirion
RealmsDoriath
DescriptionReddish
General Information
EtymologyD. ar "bloody red"[source?]

Aros was a river of East Beleriand that arose in the northern lands west of the Pass of Aglon in the Shadowy Spring. It flowed south between Dor Dínen and Himlad (between these two lands the river could be crossed at Arossiach). The river's course then followed the eastern and southern boundaries of the Forest of Region (and thus formed much of the border of the Kingdom of Doriath) before it met the Sirion at Aelin-uial. Its one main tributary was the River Celon.[1]

Etymology

The word Aros, derived from the Elvish root YAR- ("blood"), is said to be a "name of river with reddish water". The Noldorin form of the word was iaros.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 400