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The '''Mering Stream''' was a border river of [[Rohan]] and [[Gondor]].
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The '''Mering Stream''', or '''''Glanhír''''' in [[Sindarin]], was the border river between [[Rohan]] and [[Gondor]].
  
The Mering Stream or ([[Sindarin]]) '''''[[Glanhír]]''''' formed the border between the realms of Gondor and Rohan, together with the [[White Mountains]] and the Mouths of the [[Entwash]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}</ref>  West of the Mering Stream lay the [[Rohan]]ese province of [[Eastfold]] and east of the river lay the Gondorian province of [[Anórien]].  The Mering Stream flowed through [[Firienholt]], which grew about the mountain Halifirien, last of the [[Warning beacons of Gondor]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
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==History==
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The Mering Stream formed the border between the realms of Gondor and Rohan, together with the [[White Mountains]] and the Mouths of the [[Entwash]].<ref>{{UT|Cirion}}</ref>  West of the Mering Stream lay the [[Eastfold]], and to its east lay [[Anórien]].  The Mering Stream flowed through [[Firienholt]], which grew about the mountain [[Halifirien]], last of the [[Warning beacons of Gondor]].<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name means "boundary stream". ''Mering'' represents [[Old English]] ''māere'', ''mēre'', "boundary".<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 773</ref>
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The name means "boundary stream". ''Mering'' represents [[Old English]] ''māere'', ''mēre'', "boundary".<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 773</ref> ''Glanhír'' comes from [[Sindarin]] ''[[glan]]'', "mark, boundary"<ref name="UT">{{UT|Cirion}}, note 46</ref> and ''[[sîr]]'', "river, stream".<ref name="S">{{S|Elements}}, entry ''sîr''</ref>
 
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[[Category:Rivers of Rohan]]
 
[[Category:Rivers of Rohan]]

Revision as of 18:34, 28 August 2011

The Mering Stream, or Glanhír in Sindarin, was the border river between Rohan and Gondor.

History

The Mering Stream formed the border between the realms of Gondor and Rohan, together with the White Mountains and the Mouths of the Entwash.[1] West of the Mering Stream lay the Eastfold, and to its east lay Anórien. The Mering Stream flowed through Firienholt, which grew about the mountain Halifirien, last of the Warning beacons of Gondor.[2]

Etymology

The name means "boundary stream". Mering represents Old English māere, mēre, "boundary".[3] Glanhír comes from Sindarin glan, "mark, boundary"[4] and sîr, "river, stream".[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 773
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", note 46
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry sîr