Ailin (lake in Valinor)

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This article is about a lake in the early legendarium. For the the Quenya word, see ailin.

Ailin was the name of a great lake in Valinor, according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales.[1] Nothing else is known about it.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Ailin is in Qenya. It means "lake, pool".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 14
  2. Paul Strack, "ᴱQ. ailin (ailind-) n.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 11 April 2022)