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'''Lefnui''' was the westernmost of the many rivers of southern [[Gondor]], the Lefnui rose in the far west of the [[White Mountains]]. It followed an erratic course through the lands west of the hills of [[Pinnath Gelin]], until it emptied into the [[Bay of Belfalas]] through a long narrow firth. It played little part in history, though it was remembered by the [[Men]] of [[Rohan]]. When the [[Dunlendings]] invaded Rohan in [[Third Age 2758|T.A. 2758]], they were aided by Gondor's enemies from the south. These sea-going marauders landed at Lefnui's mouth on their mission to overrun and destroy the [[Rohirrim]], though they would eventually be defeated.
 
'''Lefnui''' was the westernmost of the many rivers of southern [[Gondor]], the Lefnui rose in the far west of the [[White Mountains]]. It followed an erratic course through the lands west of the hills of [[Pinnath Gelin]], until it emptied into the [[Bay of Belfalas]] through a long narrow firth. It played little part in history, though it was remembered by the [[Men]] of [[Rohan]]. When the [[Dunlendings]] invaded Rohan in [[Third Age 2758|T.A. 2758]], they were aided by Gondor's enemies from the south. These sea-going marauders landed at Lefnui's mouth on their mission to overrun and destroy the [[Rohirrim]], though they would eventually be defeated.
 
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==Etymology==
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''Lefnui'' (also spelt ''Levnui'') is a [[Sindarin]] name. The name appears to mean "fifth".<ref>{{VT|42a}}, p. 14</ref>
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Lefnui was the westernmost of the many rivers of southern Gondor, the Lefnui rose in the far west of the White Mountains. It followed an erratic course through the lands west of the hills of Pinnath Gelin, until it emptied into the Bay of Belfalas through a long narrow firth. It played little part in history, though it was remembered by the Men of Rohan. When the Dunlendings invaded Rohan in T.A. 2758, they were aided by Gondor's enemies from the south. These sea-going marauders landed at Lefnui's mouth on their mission to overrun and destroy the Rohirrim, though they would eventually be defeated.

Etymology

Lefnui (also spelt Levnui) is a Sindarin name. The name appears to mean "fifth".[1]

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. 14