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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.
 
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==
 
==Etymology==
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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The name ''Forlindon'' likely means "North Lindon",<ref>{{VT|42a}}, p. 30 (note 47)</ref> apparently derived from ''forn'' ([[Sindarin]]; "right, north") + ''[[Lindon#Etymology|lindon]]''.<ref>[http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth] at [http://www.tolkiendil.com Tolkiendil.com] (accessed 22 October 2011)</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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Forlindon
Region
General Information
LocationNorth of Gulf of Lune, west of Blue Mountains
TypeRegion
RegionsLindon
InhabitantsElves of Lindon

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] apparently derived from forn (Sindarin; "right, north") + lindon.[2]

See also

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)
  2. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 22 October 2011)