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}}'''Ossiriand''' was a region of eastern [[Beleriand]].
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==History==
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'''''Ossiriand''''' is [[Sindarin]], meaning "the Land of Seven Rivers"<ref name=PE1781>{{PE|17}}, p. 81</ref> (alternatively "Land of Seven Streams"<ref>{{HM|SM}}, p. 116</ref>).  
Ossiriand was a green and forested land, and it was populated by the [[Nandor]].  
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*''For more information, see [[Lindon]]''
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*Etymology: ''Ossiriand'' contains the elements ''[[otso]]'' and ''[[sîr]]''.<ref name=PE1781/>
  
==Geography==
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Early names used by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] for this region were ''Ossiriande''<ref>{{HM|LB}}, "The Lay of Leithian: Canto I", pp. 158-9</ref>, ''Assariad'' and ''Ossiriath''<ref>{{HM|SM}}, pp. 173, 233</ref>.
Ossiriand, or ''Land of Seven Rivers'', was the most eastern region of Beleriand during the [[First Age]], lying between the [[Ered Luin]] and the river Gelion.
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North of Ossiriand lay the land of [[Thargelion]], and south of the river Adurant later lay the ''Land of the Dead that Live'', where [[Lúthien Tinúviel|Lúthien]] and [[Beren]] lived their second lives.
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The Seven Rivers were, from north to south:
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#River ''[[Gelion]]''
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#River ''[[Ascar]]'' or ''Rathlóriel''
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#River ''[[Thalos]]''
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#River ''[[Legolin]]''
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#River ''[[Brilthor]]''
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#River ''[[Duilwen]]''
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#River ''[[Adurant]]'', with [[Tol Galen]]
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Along the northern shore of the Ascar ran the Dwarf-Road to [[Nogrod]].
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==Etymology==
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''Ossiriand'' is [[Sindarin]], meaning 'the Land of Seven Rivers'<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 81</ref> (alternatively 'Land of Seven Streams'<ref>{{HM|SM}}, p. 116</ref>). Early names used by Tolkien for this region were ''Ossiriande''<ref>{{HM|LB}}, "The Lay of Leithian: Canto I", pp. 158-9</ref>, ''Assariad'' and ''Ossiriath''<ref>{{HM|SM}}, pp. 173, 233</ref>.
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*{{HM|S}}, "[[Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor]]"
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*{{HM|S}}, "[[Of Beleriand and Its Realms]]"</small>
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Revision as of 16:19, 19 October 2010

Ossiriand is Sindarin, meaning "the Land of Seven Rivers"[1] (alternatively "Land of Seven Streams"[2]).

  • Etymology: Ossiriand contains the elements otso and sîr.[1]

Early names used by J.R.R. Tolkien for this region were Ossiriande[3], Assariad and Ossiriath[4].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 81
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, p. 116
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "The Lay of Leithian: Canto I", pp. 158-9
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, pp. 173, 233