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The '''River Narog''' was the chief river of West [[Beleriand]], the largest tributary of River [[Sirion]].
 
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]]'''.
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The Narog was eighty leagues in length.<ref name="Beleriand">{{S|Beleriand}}</ref>  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]]'''.<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>
  
Into its western bank, just south of where Ringwil rushed into Narog, was carved the city of [[Nargothrond]], stronghold of [[Finrod Felagund]].
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Into its western bank, just south of where Ringwil rushed into Narog, was carved the city of [[Nargothrond]], stronghold of [[Finrod|Finrod Felagund]].<ref name="Beleriand"/>
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
In the [[Etymologies]], the river's name was stated to mean ''rushing, violent''. However, in [[Parma Eldalamberon]] 17, two possible [[Khuzdul]] origins were mentioned: Narâk and Naruka, both of unknown meaning. Neither are canon, but the material in Parma Eldalamberon is younger.  
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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 a later writing by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]], the [[Sindarin]] name ''Narog'' was given two possible [[Khuzdul]] origins: ''[[Narâg]]'' and ''[[naruka]]'', both of unknown meaning.<ref>{{PE|17}}, pp. 37, 47</ref>
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In [[Eriol]]'s [[Old English]] translations, Narog is referred as ''Hlyda'' "Loudy". The Elves of Nargothrond were named Hlydingas.<ref>{{SM|QA1}}</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[:Category:Images of Narog|Images of Narog]]
 
* [[:Category:Images of Narog|Images of Narog]]
 
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Bridge over Narog by Jef Murray

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

The Narog was eighty leagues in length.[1] 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.[2]

Into its western bank, just south of where Ringwil rushed into Narog, was carved the city of Nargothrond, stronghold of Finrod Felagund.[1]

Etymology

In the Etymologies, the river's name was stated to mean "rushing, violent".[3] However, in a later writing by Tolkien, the Sindarin name Narog was given two possible Khuzdul origins: Narâg and naruka, both of unknown meaning.[4]

In Eriol's Old English translations, Narog is referred as Hlyda "Loudy". The Elves of Nargothrond were named Hlydingas.[5]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  4. 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
  5. 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"