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'''Verna''' is an obscure place of southwest [[Beleriand]] near the [[Mouths of Sirion]]. [[Arvernien]] was named after it.
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'''Verna''' is an obscure place of southwest [[Beleriand]] near the [[Mouths of Sirion]].
  
==Reference==
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[[Arvernien]] was named after it.
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==Inspiration==
* [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "Words, Phrases and Passages in ''The Lord of the Rings''" (edited by [[Christopher Gilson]]), published in [[Parma Eldalamberon]] 17 (July [[2007]]), p. 19
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Verna does not appear in narration or any maps of Beleriand; in the real world Tolkien probably derived it in order to explain "Arvernien"<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "Words, Phrases and Passages in ''The Lord of the Rings''" (edited by [[Christopher Gilson]]), published in [[Parma Eldalamberon]] 17 (July [[2007]]), p. 19</ref>.
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Since Arvernien means "Land outside Verna", geographically, Verna could refer to adjacent regions like the forest of [[Nimbrethil]] or [[Lisgardh]].
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==Etymology==
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Verna could be related to [[Quenya]] ''[[feren]]'' which means "birch, beech tree". It could be related or refer to the forest of Nimbrethil.
 
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[[category:Southwest Beleriand]]

Revision as of 22:38, 2 April 2009

Verna is an obscure place of southwest Beleriand near the Mouths of Sirion.

Arvernien was named after it.

Inspiration

Verna does not appear in narration or any maps of Beleriand; in the real world Tolkien probably derived it in order to explain "Arvernien"[1].

Since Arvernien means "Land outside Verna", geographically, Verna could refer to adjacent regions like the forest of Nimbrethil or Lisgardh.

Etymology

Verna could be related to Quenya feren which means "birch, beech tree". It could be related or refer to the forest of Nimbrethil.


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