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== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
In [[The Etymologies]], the river's name was stated to mean ''rushing, violent''. However, in [[Parma Eldalamberon 17]] reproducing a later writing of [[Tolkien]], two possible [[Khuzdul]] origins were mentioned: [[Narâk]] and [[Naruka]], both of unknown meaning.  
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In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']], the river's name was stated to mean "rushing, violent".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref> However, in the later wiring of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]], two possible [[Khuzdul]] origins were mentioned: ''[[Narâg]]'' and ''[[naruka]]'', both of unknown meaning.<ref>{{PE|17}}, pp. 37, 47</ref>
  
 
In [[Eriol]]'s [[Old English]] translations, Narog is referred as ''Hlyda'' "Loudy". The Elves of Nargothrond were named Hlydingas<ref>{{SM|QA1}}</ref>.
 
In [[Eriol]]'s [[Old English]] translations, Narog is referred as ''Hlyda'' "Loudy". The Elves of Nargothrond were named Hlydingas<ref>{{SM|QA1}}</ref>.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[:Category:Images of Narog|Images of Narog]]
 
* [[:Category:Images of Narog|Images of Narog]]
 
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Revision as of 22:37, 26 July 2011

The River Narog was the chief river of West Beleriand, the largest tributary of River Sirion.

It rose from the Pools of Ivrin in the Ered Wethrin, flowed south and then southeast, flowing through a gorge in a series of rapids where it crossed the hills of the Andram or Long Wall, finally meeting Sirion in the Land of Willows Nan-tathren, not far above the Mouths of Sirion. Narog's tributaries were the River Ginglith in the north and the River Ringwil in the Taur-en-Faroth.

Into its western bank, just south of where Ringwil rushed into Narog, was carved the city of Nargothrond, stronghold of Finrod Felagund.

Etymology

In the Etymologies, the river's name was stated to mean "rushing, violent".[1] However, in the later wiring of Tolkien, two possible Khuzdul origins were mentioned: Narâg and naruka, both of unknown meaning.[2]

In Eriol's Old English translations, Narog is referred as Hlyda "Loudy". The Elves of Nargothrond were named Hlydingas[3].

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 37, 47
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: Appendix 1: Fragments of a translation of The Quenta Noldorinwa into Old English, made by Ælfwine or Eriol; together with Old English equivalents of Elvish names"