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Mering Stream

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The Mering Stream was a border river of 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.[1] West of the Mering Stream lay the Rohanese 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.[2]

Etymology

The name means "boundary stream". Mering represents Old English māere, mēre, "boundary".[3]

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