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| image=[[Image:Ted Nasmith - Tuor is Led by the Swans to Vinyamar.jpg|250px]]
 
| name=Vinyamar
 
| name=Vinyamar
| image=[[File:Ted Nasmith - Tuor is Led by the Swans to Vinyamar.jpg|250px]]
 
| caption="[[Tuor]] is Led by the Swans to Vinyamar" by [[Ted Nasmith]]
 
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| location=South-west corner of [[Nevrast]], on the slopes of [[Taras|Mount Taras]]
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| etymology=[[Q.]] ''[[vinya]]'' "young, new" + ''[[-mbar|mar]]'' "house, home, dwelling"
 
| type=City
 
| type=City
| description=City on the slopes of Mount Taras
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| location=South [[Nevrast]], [[Mount Taras|Mt. Taras]]
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| inhabitants=[[Noldor]] of [[Turgon the Wise|Turgon]]
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| realms=[[Turgon the Wise|Turgon]]
| inhabitants=[[Noldor]] of [[Turgon]]
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| description=City on the slopes of Mt. Taras
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| events=Coming of [[Tuor]]
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| references=''[[Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin]]'', ''[[The Silmarillion]]''
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'''Vinyamar''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈviɲamar]}}) was a settlement built by [[Turgon of Gondolin|Turgon]] in [[Nevrast]], on the slopes of [[Mount Taras]], at the beginning of the [[First Age]]. It was the first recorded [[Ñoldor]] stone construction as they arrived in [[Middle-earth]]. The name is [[Quenya]] for "New Home". Vinyamar's population was primarily Ñoldorin, with a large influx of [[Sindar]]in elves.
'''Vinyamar''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈvinjamar]}}) was a settlement built by [[Turgon]] in [[Nevrast]], on the slopes of [[Mount Taras]],<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref> early in the [[Exile of the Noldor]]. It was perched upon high terraces that looked towards the sea. It was never visited by the servants of [[Morgoth]] but after its abandonment it became weathered. Turgon's great hall had its walls and roof covered with a deep growth of plants.<ref name="Tuor">{{UT|Tuor}}</ref>
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==History==
 
==History==
Vinyamar was the first recorded [[Noldor]] stone construction after they had returned to [[Middle-earth]].<ref name="Tuor"/> Vinyamar's population was primarily Noldorin, with a large influx of [[Sindar]]in elves.
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The city was abandoned about 125 years after the rising of the [[Sun]] at [[Ulmo]]'s behest, who told Turgon that he and his people must seek a another home that would be hidden from the eyes of [[Morgoth]].  
  
In {{FA|50}}<ref>{{GA|74}}</ref> Turgon and [[Finrod]] took a journey along the river [[Sirion]]. At the [[Meres of Twilight]] they slept and both received a dream from [[Ulmo]], bidding them to see places of strength.<ref>{{S|Return}}</ref> Two years later<ref>{{GA|76}}</ref> Turgon discovered the hidden way and vale of [[Tumladen]] wherein he determined to build [[Gondolin]]. In {{FA|64}} Turgon led a third of his people to the valley to begin construction of his hidden city.<ref>{{GA|88}}</ref> By {{FA|116}} Gondolin was full-wrought and Turgon led the remainder of his folk to the city; from then on Vinyamar was abandoned and fell into decay.<ref>{{GA|113}}</ref>
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Vinyamar was abandoned and fell into decay, but when [[Tuor]] was guided there by Ulmo he still found remnants of the great city.
  
Much later, in {{FA|495}}, [[Tuor]] came to the deserted settlement. Marvelling, he entered Turgon's old hall and on a wall, lit by the setting sun, he found a shield, hauberk, helm, and sword. The shield bore a filed of blue and a white swan's wing. Tuor took these items and wore them. In the meantime, [[Voronwë]] was rescued by [[Ulmo]] from a shipwreck and was brought near the city; when the two met, they left Vinyamar together for a journey that led to Gondolin.<ref name="Tuor"/>
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==Inflection==
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{{qya-decl-r|num=sg2|Vinyama|longstem=Vinyamá}}
  
==Etymology==
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[[Category:Northwest Beleriand]]
The name is [[Quenya]] for "New Home" from ''[[vinya]]'' "young, new" and ''[[már]]'' "house, home, dwelling".<ref>{{S|Index}}, ''Vinyamar''</ref>
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[[Category:Elven Cities]]
 
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[[Category:Beleriand]]
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[[Category:Cities, towns and villages]]
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[[Category:Noldor]]
 
[[Category:Noldor]]
 
[[Category:Quenya locations]]
 
[[Category:Quenya locations]]
[[de:Vinyamar]]
 
[[fi:Vinyamar]]
 
[[fr:encyclo/geographie/villes_tours_et_forteresses/beleriand/vinyamar]]
 

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