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Nimbrethil

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Nimbrethil was a region of birchwoods that lay in the land of Arvernien, on the northern shore of the Bay of Balar. Wood from the forests of Nimbrethil was used by Eärendil to construct his ship Vingilot.

The woods were recalled by Bilbo in his song at Rivendell.[1]

Etymology

Nimbrethil is Sindarin, composed of the words nim and brethil. Nimbrethil is translated to "silver birches", and can also mean "white princess".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  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), p. 19