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Verna

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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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