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| etymology=[[Q.]] ''[[vinya]]'' "young, new" + ''[[-mbar|mar]]'' "house, home, dwelling"
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| etymology=[[Quenya|Q.]] ''[[vinya]]'' "young, new" + ''[[-mbar|mar]]'' "house, home, dwelling"
 
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| location=South [[Nevrast]], [[Mount Taras|Mt. Taras]]
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| location=Southwest corner of [[Nevrast]], on the slopes of [[Taras|Mount Taras]]
| inhabitants=[[Noldor]] of [[Turgon the Wise|Turgon]]
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| inhabitants=[[Noldor]] of [[Turgon]]
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| description=City on the slopes of Mt. Taras
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| description=City on the slopes of Mount Taras
 
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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.
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'''Vinyamar''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈviɲamar]}}) 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>
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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]].  
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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.
  
Vinyamar was abandoned and fell into decay, but when [[Tuor]] was guided there by Ulmo he still found remnants of the great city.
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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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Much later, in {{FA|495}}, [[Tuor]] came to the deserted settlement.  Marveling, 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, and left Vinyamar for a journey that led to Gondolin.<ref name="Tuor"/>
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==Etymology==
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The name is [[Quenya]] for "New Home".<ref>{{S|Index}}, ''Vinyamar''</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:18, 13 April 2013

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Vinyamar
Physical Description
TypeCity
LocationSouthwest corner of Nevrast, on the slopes of Mount Taras
RealmsTurgon
InhabitantsNoldor of Turgon
DescriptionCity on the slopes of Mount Taras
General Information
EtymologyQ. vinya "young, new" + mar "house, home, dwelling"
EventsComing of Tuor

Vinyamar (Q, pron. [ˈviɲamar]) was a settlement built by Turgon in Nevrast, on the slopes of Mount Taras,[1] 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.[2]

[edit] History

Vinyamar was the first recorded Noldor stone construction after they had returned to Middle-earth.[2] Vinyamar's population was primarily Noldorin, with a large influx of Sindarin elves.

In F.A. 50[3] 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.[4] Two years later[5] Turgon discovered the hidden way and vale of Tumladen wherein he determined to build Gondolin. In F.A. 64 Turgon led a third of his people to the valley to begin construction of his hidden city.[6] By F.A. 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.[7]

Much later, in F.A. 495, Tuor came to the deserted settlement. Marveling, 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, and left Vinyamar for a journey that led to Gondolin.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name is Quenya for "New Home".[8]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §74
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §76
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §88
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §113
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", Vinyamar