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Brithombar
Physical Description
TypeCity
LocationFalas
RealmsCírdan
InhabitantsTeleri
General Information
EtymologyS. Brithon + -mbar "dwelling, house"
EventsFall of the Falas
ReferencesThe Silmarillion

Brithombar was the western of the two Havens of the Falas, at the mouth of the River Brithon, from which it took its name.[1] It was occupied by the Elves of the Havens until it was invaded and destroyed[2] in F.A. 473 along with its twin, Eglarest.[3]

Etymology

Brithombar comes from the name of the river Brithon, which means "pebbly".

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 Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §256