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This article is non-canon.

Calenhir was a river in Gondor that flowed east from the Pinnath Gelin into the Morthond. Its name seems to mean "Green River" in Sindarin (from calen "green"[1] and sir "river"[2]).

On the "working map" that J.R.R. Tolkien used while writing The Lord of the Rings the river was drawn on the map but only named in the list of the "Rivers of Gondor".[3] This river did not appear in the maps of the published Lord of the Rings[4] or the Unfinished Tales[5] and therefore is non-canonical.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", calen
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", sȋr
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "The Second Map", West, p. 434
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]