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Erui was a river in Gondor.


The swift-flowing[1] river began near Mindolluin in the White Mountains, flowing south through the province of Lossarnach, where it met the Anduin about 75 miles south of Minas Tirith.[2] Of old, it was part of the border between Anórien and Lebennin.[3]

The main road from Minas Tirith to Pelargir crossed the Erui at the Crossings of Erui.[2]


Erui is a variant of ereb, which means "single, alone", but with the adjectival ending -ui. It was so named because it was the shortest river, and the only one without a tributary.[1]


  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. 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 509