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Nísinen

Nísinen was the long thin lake that formed along the lower course of the River Nunduinë, above the haven of Eldalondë on Númenor's western coast.[1] Along its banks grew all manner of sweet-smelling plants, and so it got its name - Nísinen comes from the Elvish for 'fragrant water'.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "[Map of] Númenórë"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"