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Nen Lalaith

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Nen Lalaith
Physical Description
TypeStream
LocationDor-lómin below amon Darthir
InhabitantsMen
DescriptionMountain stream

Nen Lalaith was a babbling stream that rose under the mountain of Amon Darthir in the Mountains of Shadow, and flowed northwestwards out onto the shaded plains of Dor-lómin.[1] There, it trickled past the house of Húrin, and was said to have given its name to his ill-fated young daughter, Lalaith.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Nen Lalaith means "Water of Laughter" in Sindarin (from nen = "river, water" and lalaith = "laughter").

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Departure of Túrin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Childhood of Túrin"