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Ossiriand

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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