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The '''Forest of Region''' was the forest, primarily made up of holly, within which lay the halls of [[Menegroth]]. Region formed the southern and greater part of the [[Doriath|Kingdom of Doriath]]. It was bounded by the rivers [[Aros]] and [[Esgalduin]], and the [[Girdle of Melian]].
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The '''Forest of Region''' was the forest, primarily made up of holly, within which lay the halls of [[Menegroth]]. Early in the [[First Age]] the [[Tatyar]] rested in its woods.
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Region formed the southern and greater part of the [[Doriath|Kingdom of Doriath]]. It was bounded by the rivers [[Aros]] and [[Esgalduin]] south of [[Dor Dinen]], and the [[Girdle of Melian]].
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Region'' is [[Doriathrin]]. It is a genetive plural of ''[[reg]]'', "holly tree". The name thus means "(Land) of Hollies". Compare [[Eregion]]. <br>
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''Region'' is given as [[Doriathrin]]<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref>. The base is the word ''[[reg]]'' "holly tree", with perhaps the toponymical ending ''[[-nd|-ion]]'' *"holly-land" or a plural genitive ending ''[[-ion]]'' (as in [[Quenya]]), having the meaning *"(Land) of Hollies".<ref>[[Helge Fauskanger]] [http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/doriath.htm Doriathrin article], entries '''regorn''', '''-ion''' where both possibilities are mentioned</ref>
''Region'' is pronounced "reg-ion" because it is an Elvish name, not "region" as in "a region of land".
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Note that the name is unrelated to the English word "region (of land)", and thus is to be pronounced with a hard ''g''.
  
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Compare [[Eregion]].
 
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The Forest of Region was the forest, primarily made up of holly, within which lay the halls of Menegroth. Early in the First Age the Tatyar rested in its woods.

Region formed the southern and greater part of the Kingdom of Doriath. It was bounded by the rivers Aros and Esgalduin south of Dor Dinen, and the Girdle of Melian.

Etymology

Region is given as Doriathrin[1]. The base is the word reg "holly tree", with perhaps the toponymical ending -ion *"holly-land" or a plural genitive ending -ion (as in Quenya), having the meaning *"(Land) of Hollies".[2]

Note that the name is unrelated to the English word "region (of land)", and thus is to be pronounced with a hard g.

Compare Eregion.


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