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Calenhir

Calenhir
River
General Information
LocationGondor
TypeRiver
RegionsPinnath Gelin

Calenhir was a river in Gondor that flowed east from the Pinnath Gelin into the Morthond. On the "working map" that J.R.R. Tolkien used while writing The Lord of the Rings the river was drawn on the map but only named in the list of the "Rivers of Gondor".[1] This river was removed from the maps of the published Lord of the Rings[2] and the Unfinished Tales.[3]

Its name seems to mean "Green River" in Sindarin, from calen ("green") + lenited sîr ("river").[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Ring, "Part Three: Minas Tirith", "XIV. The Second Map", West, p. 434
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  4. Paul Strack, "N. Calenhir loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 27 December 2020)