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Greylin

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Greylin
Physical Description
TypeRiver
LocationEast of the Misty Mountains, southeast of Mount Gundabad
RealmsÉothéod
DescriptionTributary to the Anduin

Greylin was a river of the far north of Middle-earth. The Greylin rose in the western Grey Mountains and flowed southwestward to meet the Langwell and together they formed the source of the Great River, Anduin.[1] Between the two rivers was the old capital city of the Éothéod, Framsburg.[2]

The second element of the name was related to Anglo-Saxon hlynn or "torrent", although its literal meaning was probably "the noisy one".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. Pauline Baynes, "A Map of Middle-earth", 1970
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, Greylin