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The river '''Ciril''' also spelled '''''[[Kiril]]''''', was counted as third of the [[Rivers of Gondor|Seven Rivers of Gondor]].
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The river '''Ciril''' also spelled '''''Kiril''''',<ref name=VT>{{VT|42a}}, p. 13</ref> was counted as third of the [[Rivers of Gondor|Seven Rivers of Gondor]].
  
It arose in an isolated peak south of the [[White Mountains]] in the north of the [[Gondor]]ian region of [[Lamedon]], and flowed south past the city of [[Calembel]] until it met the river [[Ringló]], and as part of that river flowed towards [[Edhellond]].
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It arose in an isolated peak south of the [[White Mountains]] in the north of the [[Gondor]]ian region of [[Lamedon]], and flowed south past the city of [[Calembel]] until it met the river [[Ringló]], and as part of that river flowed towards [[Edhellond]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
  
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On [[9 March]] {{TA|3019}}<ref>{{App|Great}}</ref> [[Aragorn]] led [[Gimli]], [[Legolas]], the [[Grey Company]], and the [[Oathbreakers]] across the Ciril on the way to [[Pelargir]].<ref>{{RK|V2}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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According to [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]], the name ''Ciril''/''Kiril'' could have derived from the [[Sundocarme|root]] KIR ("cut"), although this is said to be an uncertain etymology.<ref name=VT/>
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Latest revision as of 17:12, 16 January 2012

The river Ciril also spelled Kiril,[1] was counted as third of the Seven Rivers of Gondor.

It arose in an isolated peak south of the White Mountains in the north of the Gondorian region of Lamedon, and flowed south past the city of Calembel until it met the river Ringló, and as part of that river flowed towards Edhellond.[2]

On 9 March T.A. 3019[3] Aragorn led Gimli, Legolas, the Grey Company, and the Oathbreakers across the Ciril on the way to Pelargir.[4]

[edit] Etymology

According to Tolkien, the name Ciril/Kiril could have derived from the root KIR ("cut"), although this is said to be an uncertain etymology.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 13
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Passing of the Grey Company"