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Emyn Eglain

Emyn Eglain, or the Hills of Eglamar, was a range of hills located in the land of the Falas in southwestern Beleriand. The hills only appear on a map and are never mentioned in any narrative.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Emyn Eglain means "Hills of the Forsaken (Elves)" in Sindarin, from emyn ("hill") and Eglain ("the Forsaken"). The name Eglamar is, as noted by Christopher Tolkien, "one of the oldest names in [J.R.R. Tolkien's] legendarium" (for other applications, cf. Eglamar (disambiguation)).[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", pp. 184, 189