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{{qtlisten|Nin o Chithaeglir lasto beth daer; Rimmo nin Bruinen dan in Ulaer! Nin o Chithaeglir lasto beth daer; Rimmo nin Bruinen dan in Ulaer!|Waters of the Misty Mountains listen to the great word; flow waters of Loudwater against the Ringwraiths! Waters of the Misty Mountains listen to the great word; flow waters of Loudwater against the Ringwraiths!|[[Arwen]] in [[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]|Arwen - Nin o Chithaeglir lasto beth daer.ogg}}
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'''Bruinen''' or '''Loudwater''' is a river in eastern Eriador.  
'''Bruinen''' or '''Loudwater''' is a river which appears in [[The Hobbit]] as well as [[The Lord of the Rings]].
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The Bruinen began with two tributaries in the [[Misty Mountains]], one of them was began at the High Pass where [[Goblins|Goblin]]-town was later dug.
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The Bruinen began with two tributaries in the [[Misty Mountains]], one of them was began at the [[High Pass]] where [[Goblin-town]] was later dug.
  
The river formed the southern border of the Kingdom of [[Arnor]] and later the petty-realm of [[Rhudaur]], south of it lay [[Eregion]] or ''Hollin''.
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The river formed the southern border of the Kingdom of [[Arnor]] and later the petty-realm of [[Rhudaur]]. It also formed the northern border of [[Eregion]].
  
The southern arm of the Bruinen flowed through the deep valley where [[Elrond]] founded the refuge of ''Imladris'' or [[Rivendell]]. Elrond had some control over the river.
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The southern arm of the Bruinen flowed through the deep valley where [[Elrond]] founded the refuge of [[Imladris]]. Elrond had some control over the river.
  
The Bruinen had only one point where it could be passed, a Ford near Rivendell. This Ford and by extension the river were called the ''Edge of the Wild''.
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The Bruinen had only one point where it could be passed, a [[Ford of Bruinen|Ford]] near Rivendell. This Ford and by extension the river were called the ''Edge of the Wild''.
  
 
When [[Thorin Oakenshield]] and company went to reclaim [[Erebor]], they passed the Bruinen after their adventure with the [[Trolls]], before they long paused at Rivendell.
 
When [[Thorin Oakenshield]] and company went to reclaim [[Erebor]], they passed the Bruinen after their adventure with the [[Trolls]], before they long paused at Rivendell.
  
At the beginning of the [[War of the Ring]] [[Frodo Baggins]] was raced on [[Glorfindel]]'s horse towards the Ford of Bruinen, with the [[Ringwraiths]] in hot pursuit. At the Ford Frodo, poisoned by a deadly wound, made his stand, and defied the [[Witch-king of Angmar]]. This lured the Ringwraiths into the Bruinen, and Elrond and [[Gandalf]] the Grey released a great flood, which took the form of horses made out of water due to Gandalf's magic. This flood killed the horses of the Ringwraiths and their physical forms, buying the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] some time.
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At the beginning of the [[War of the Ring]] [[Frodo Baggins]] was raced on [[Glorfindel]]'s horse towards the Ford of Bruinen, with the [[Ringwraiths]] in hot pursuit. At the Ford Frodo, poisoned by a deadly wound, made his stand, and defied the [[Witch-king of Angmar|Lord of the Nazgûl]]. This lured the Ringwraiths into the Bruinen, and Elrond and [[Gandalf]] released a great flood, which took the form of horses made out of water due to Gandalf's magic. This flood killed the horses of the Ringwraiths and their physical forms, buying the [[Fellowship of the Ring]] some time.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[nen]] translates to "water".
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Like most rivers in Eriador, the '''Bruinen''' had a Westron name, which Tolkien translated as '''Loudwater'''. [[Patrick H. Wynne]] linked the first element ''brui'' "noisy" to the second element of the word ''[[Ulumúri]]'', and several other [[Qenya]] and [[Goldogrin]] words with some connection to "great sound". The second element is ''[[nen]]'', "water".  
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==References==
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* ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'', ''[[Flight to the Ford]]''
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* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/lambengolmor/message/895 Editorial to Lambengolmor message 895]
  
 
[[Category:Rivers]]
 
[[Category:Rivers]]

Revision as of 20:48, 16 February 2008

Bruinen or Loudwater is a river in eastern Eriador.

The Bruinen began with two tributaries in the Misty Mountains, one of them was began at the High Pass where Goblin-town was later dug.

The river formed the southern border of the Kingdom of Arnor and later the petty-realm of Rhudaur. It also formed the northern border of Eregion.

The southern arm of the Bruinen flowed through the deep valley where Elrond founded the refuge of Imladris. Elrond had some control over the river.

The Bruinen had only one point where it could be passed, a Ford near Rivendell. This Ford and by extension the river were called the Edge of the Wild.

When Thorin Oakenshield and company went to reclaim Erebor, they passed the Bruinen after their adventure with the Trolls, before they long paused at Rivendell.

At the beginning of the War of the Ring Frodo Baggins was raced on Glorfindel's horse towards the Ford of Bruinen, with the Ringwraiths in hot pursuit. At the Ford Frodo, poisoned by a deadly wound, made his stand, and defied the Lord of the Nazgûl. This lured the Ringwraiths into the Bruinen, and Elrond and Gandalf released a great flood, which took the form of horses made out of water due to Gandalf's magic. This flood killed the horses of the Ringwraiths and their physical forms, buying the Fellowship of the Ring some time.

Etymology

Like most rivers in Eriador, the Bruinen had a Westron name, which Tolkien translated as Loudwater. Patrick H. Wynne linked the first element brui "noisy" to the second element of the word Ulumúri, and several other Qenya and Goldogrin words with some connection to "great sound". The second element is nen, "water".

References