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The river could be forded at the [[Crossings of the Taeglin]], near the western border of Brethil. A road ran through it from [[Nargothrond]] to [[Minas Tirith (Beleriand)|Minas Tirith]].
 
The river could be forded at the [[Crossings of the Taeglin]], near the western border of Brethil. A road ran through it from [[Nargothrond]] to [[Minas Tirith (Beleriand)|Minas Tirith]].
 
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==Etymology==
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The element ''[[taeg]]'' means "boundary".<ref name="WJ">{{WJ|Hurin}}, pp. 309-10</ref>
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
In earlier writings, the river was called '''Teiglin'''. As revealed in the ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'' series, the rivername should actually have been spelt ''Taeglin'' ("Boundary River"). This was a relatively late change which was not adopted into the published ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', which uses the old name, as does ''[[The Children of Húrin]]''.
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In earlier writings, the river was called '''Teiglin'''. As revealed in the ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'' series, the rivername should actually have been spelt ''Taeglin'' ("Boundary River").<ref name="WJ"/> This was a relatively late change which was not adopted into the published ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', which uses the old name, as does ''[[The Children of Húrin]]''.
 
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[[Category:Rivers in Beleriand]]
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[[Category:Beleriand]]
 
[[Category:Beleriand]]
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[[Category:Rivers]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin locations]]
 
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[[fr:encyclo/geographie/eaux/beleriand/teiglin]]

Latest revision as of 18:08, 13 June 2012

The Taeglin was a river in Beleriand, a tributary of Sirion. It rose in the Ered Wethrin and flowed southeast through Brethil to join Sirion on the borders of Doriath. It had two minor tributaries: Celebros and Malduin.

The river could be forded at the Crossings of the Taeglin, near the western border of Brethil. A road ran through it from Nargothrond to Minas Tirith.

[edit] Etymology

The element taeg means "boundary".[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In earlier writings, the river was called Teiglin. As revealed in the The History of Middle-earth series, the rivername should actually have been spelt Taeglin ("Boundary River").[1] This was a relatively late change which was not adopted into the published The Silmarillion, which uses the old name, as does The Children of Húrin.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: I. The Wanderings of Húrin", pp. 309-10