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| meaning = ''Hither Shore'' in [[Sindarin]]
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| language = [[Quenya]]/[[Sindarin]]
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| location = Northwestern [[Beleriand]], Southwest of [[Hithlum]]
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The land of '''Nevrast''' lay on the coast of the [[Belegaer|Great Sea]] in [[Middle-earth]]. The name meant ''Hither Shore'' in [[Sindarin]], as opposed to the ''Distant Shore'' of [[Aman]] and was originally applied to all the shores of [[Beleriand]] (although Nevrast was usually not included in [[West Beleriand]]).
  
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However, Nevrast was sheltered by mountains that separated it from [[Hithlum]], so its weather was more like Beleriand that the lands to the northeast.  It received ample rains from the sea which drained into the great mere of [[Linaewen]] in the midst of the land, for Nevrast was enclosed by mountains with no outward flowing rivers.<ref name="Bel">{{S|Beleriand}}</ref>
  
The land of [[Nevrast]] lay at the coast of the [[Great Sea]] in [[Middle-earth]]. The name means ''Hither Shore'' in [[Sindarin]], as opposed to the ''Distant Shore'' of [[Aman]] and was originally applied to all the shores of [[Beleriand]] (although Nevrast was usually not included in [[West Beleriand]]).
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==History==
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Nevrast was the first part of Beleriand the [[Noldor]] settled, but it had been previously inhabited by [[Sindar]]. Nevrast's population was soon very mixed, far more so than any other region of Beleriand.
  
Nevrast was the centre of an [[Elves|Elven]] kingdom of [[Turgon]] for about a century until ca. 125 [[First Age|F.A.]], when the people began their trek to [[Gondolin]]. Turgon's capital (and it seems the only city of Nevrast) was [[Vinyamar]]. The land was not permanently inhabited after that, and indeed was utterly abandoned until [[Tuor]] came there, guided by [[Ulmo]].
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Nevrast was the centre of an [[Elves|Elven]] kingdom of [[Turgon]] for about a century until ca. {{FA|125}}, when the people began their trek to [[Gondolin]].<ref>{{S|Noldor}}</ref> Turgon's capital (and it seems the only city of Nevrast) was [[Vinyamar]].<ref name="Bel"/> The land was not permanently inhabited after that, and indeed was utterly abandoned until [[Tuor]] came there, guided by [[Ulmo]].<ref>{{S|Gondolin}}</ref>
  
Nevrast was the first part of Beleriand the [[Noldor]] settled, but was previously inhabited by [[Sindar]]. Nevrast' population was soon very mixed, far more so than any other region of Beleriand.
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
  
[[Category:Elven Kingdoms]]
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An early, rejected form of the name ''Nevrast'' was ''Nivrost'' ("West Vale" or "West-dales").<ref>{{LR|Quenta}}, p. 256</ref><ref>{{WJ|Index}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 29</ref>
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==See also==
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*''[[Haerast]]'', the Far Shore
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| title= Nevrast
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| north-west= [[Helcaraxe]]
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| north= [[Lammoth]]
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| north-east= [[Hithlum]]
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| west= [[Belegaer]]
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| east= [[Doriath]]
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| south= [[Falas]]
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| south-east= [[Nargothrond]]
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|}}
 
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Nevrast
Political information
EtymologyHither Shore in Sindarin
GovernmentMonarchy
Head of StateKing of Nevrast
Societal information
CapitalVinyamar
LanguageQuenya/Sindarin
LocationNorthwestern Beleriand, Southwest of Hithlum
PopulaceNoldor/Sindarin Elves
Historical information
EstablishmentF.A. 6
DissolutionF.A. 125

The land of Nevrast lay on the coast of the Great Sea in Middle-earth. The name meant Hither Shore in Sindarin, as opposed to the Distant Shore of Aman and was originally applied to all the shores of Beleriand (although Nevrast was usually not included in West Beleriand).

However, Nevrast was sheltered by mountains that separated it from Hithlum, so its weather was more like Beleriand that the lands to the northeast. It received ample rains from the sea which drained into the great mere of Linaewen in the midst of the land, for Nevrast was enclosed by mountains with no outward flowing rivers.[1]

History

Nevrast was the first part of Beleriand the Noldor settled, but it had been previously inhabited by Sindar. Nevrast's population was soon very mixed, far more so than any other region of Beleriand.

Nevrast was the centre of an Elven kingdom of Turgon for about a century until ca. F.A. 125, when the people began their trek to Gondolin.[2] Turgon's capital (and it seems the only city of Nevrast) was Vinyamar.[1] The land was not permanently inhabited after that, and indeed was utterly abandoned until Tuor came there, guided by Ulmo.[3]

Other versions of the legendarium

An early, rejected form of the name Nevrast was Nivrost ("West Vale" or "West-dales").[4][5][6]

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, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Noldor in Beleriand"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, VI. Quenta Silmarillion", p. 256
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Index"
  6. 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), p. 29
Nevrast
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Falas Nargothrond