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Nivrim was the small wood of mostly oaks, that lay to the north of the Aelin-uial extending to Taeglin; the only part of the kingdom of Doriath to the west of the River Sirion, it was encompassed within the Girdle of Melian and connected with the rest of the kingdom with a bridge.[1]


The name means "west-march" from Doriathrin nivon and rim[2]


  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 Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"