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'''Mitheithel''' was the long river that rose in the icy north of [[Middle-earth]], in the [[Misty Mountains]] about a hundred miles north of [[Rivendell]]. It flowed southwestwards through the lands that had once been held by the kingdom of [[Rhudaur]], round the woodland region of the [[Trollshaws]]. Passing beneath the [[Last Bridge]] on the [[East-West Road]], it flowed on into the south, until it met the [[Glanduin]] above [[Tharbad]] to form the River [[Gwathló]] (or [[Greyflood]]).
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'''Mitheithel''' was the long river that rose in the icy north of [[Middle-earth]] known by [[Men]] as [[Hoarwell]].
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==Etymology==
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The river's [[Westron|Mannish]] name was [[Hoarwell]], a free translation of the [[Sindarin]] name which contains the components ''[[mith]]'' + ''[[eithel]]''.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 772</ref>
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The river's Mannish name was [[Hoarwell]], a free translation of the [[Elvish]] Mitheithel. The Elvish name for the river contains the components mith 'grey' and eithel 'spring, well'.
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Latest revision as of 18:06, 13 June 2012

Main article: Hoarwell

Mitheithel was the long river that rose in the icy north of Middle-earth known by Men as Hoarwell.

[edit] Etymology

The river's Mannish name was Hoarwell, a free translation of the Sindarin name which contains the components mith + eithel.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 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. 772