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The '''Forest of Region''' was a forest, primarily made up of holly. Early in the [[First Age]] the [[Tatyar]] rested in its woods.<ref>{{S|Thingol}}</ref>
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]].
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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]]. [[Menegroth]] lay in that forest.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''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 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>
  
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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Note that the name is unrelated to the English word "region (of land)", and thus is to be pronounced with a hard ''g''.<ref>{{App|Pronunciation}}</ref>
  
 
Compare [[Eregion]].
 
Compare [[Eregion]].
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[[Category:Forests]]

Latest revision as of 17:44, 30 March 2012

The Forest of Region was a forest, primarily made up of holly. Early in the First Age the Tatyar rested in its woods.[1]

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. Menegroth lay in that forest.

[edit] Etymology

Region is given as Doriathrin[2]. 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".[3]

Note that the name is unrelated to the English word "region (of land)", and thus is to be pronounced with a hard g.[4]

Compare Eregion.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  3. Helge Fauskanger Doriathrin article, entries regorn, -ion where both possibilities are mentioned
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Pronunciation of Words and Names"