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After the end of the [[First Age]], the land of [[Lindon]], west of the [[Blue Mountains]], was divided by the great [[Gulf of Lhûn]]. The greater northern part was named '''Forlindon''', which means no more than 'North-Lindon' in the [[Elvish|Elven-tongue]]. On its southern shores was the haven of [[Forlond]], while off its northwestern coasts stood the island of [[Himling]], where [[Maedhros]]' fortress had once stood.
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'''Forlindon''' was a name for the northern part of [[Lindon]], formed when the land was divided by the [[Gulf of Lhûn]] after the end of the [[First Age]].  
  
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On its southern shores was the haven of [[Forlond]], while off its northwestern coasts stood the island of [[Himring]], where [[Maedhros]]' fortress had once stood.
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Forlindon'' likely means "North Lindon",<ref>{{VT|42a}}, p. 30 (note 47)</ref> derived from ''[[forod]]'' ("north") + ''[[Lindon#Etymology|lindon]]''.
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Forlindon was a name for the northern part of Lindon, formed when the land was divided by the Gulf of Lhûn after the end of the First Age.

On its southern shores was the haven of Forlond, while off its northwestern coasts stood the island of Himring, where Maedhros' fortress had once stood.

Etymology

The name Forlindon likely means "North Lindon",[1] derived from forod ("north") + lindon.

References

  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. 30 (note 47)