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Silverlode

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Silverlode was a stream rising in the eastern Misty Mountains from the Mirrormere in the Dimrill Dale. It then ran through Lothlórien where it was met by the Nimrodel river, and emptied into the Anduin.

The Fellowship of the Ring followed this river when they travelled from Moria to Lórien.

Etymology

The element lode means "course, water-channel".[1]

It was a translation of Sindarin Celebrant, being also a translation of Kibil-nâla in Khuzdul, the language of Dwarves.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 775