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Linaewen

Linaewen
Physical Description
TypeLake
LocationEastern Nevrast
InhabitantsBirds
DescriptionLong, narrow body of water surrounded by marshes

Linaewen was a long, narrow lake within the vast marshland of reeds and pools that formed the Marshes of Nevrast, which were in the eastern lowlands of the country of Nevrast.[1] The margins of Linaewen abounded with wading birds of every kind.[2] It was from these birds that it took its name: Linaewen is Elvish for "lake of birds".[3]

[edit] Etymology

It has been suggested that Linaewen is a Sindarin name, composed of lin ("pool, mere") + aew ("bird") + en (adjective suffix).[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", lin (1)
  4. "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil.com (accessed 14 September 2013)