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'''Calacirian''' is a region of [[Eldamar]] near the entrance to the ravine of '''[[Calacirya]]'''. The name appears in [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo's]] song of [[Song of Eärendil|Eärendil]] in [[Rivendell]]:
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'''Calacirian''' was a region of [[Eldamar]] near the entrance to the ravine of [[Calacirya]]. The name appears in [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo's]] song of [[Song of Eärendil|Eärendil]] in [[Rivendell]]:<ref>{{LR|II1}}</ref><ref name=RGEO>{{RGEO|Notes}}, p. 70</ref>
  
 
:''and seven lights before him sent,<br>as through the Calacirian<br>to hidden land forlorn he went.''
 
:''and seven lights before him sent,<br>as through the Calacirian<br>to hidden land forlorn he went.''
 
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==Etymology==
The name ''Calacirian'' is a simplified form of ''Kalakiryandë'', derived from ''Kalakirya''.
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The [[Quenya]] name ''Calacirian'' is a simplified ("anglicized") form of ''Kalakiryandë'', derived from ''Kalakirya''.<ref name=RGEO/><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 73</ref>
 
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Sources: [[The Lord of the Rings]] I, Book 2, Chapter 1; [[The Road Goes Ever On (book)|The Road Goes Ever On]], p. 70 (2nd ed. 1978).
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Calacirian was a region of Eldamar near the entrance to the ravine of Calacirya. The name appears in Bilbo's song of Eärendil in Rivendell:[1][2]

and seven lights before him sent,
as through the Calacirian
to hidden land forlorn he went.

Etymology

The Quenya name Calacirian is a simplified ("anglicized") form of Kalakiryandë, derived from Kalakirya.[2][3]

References

  1. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 70
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 73