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[[File:|320x480px|thumb|center|"Up the Rainy Stairs" by Ted Nasmith]]
General Information
Other namesNen Girith
LocationRiver Celebros in Brethil
DescriptionFine-spraying waterfall, crossed by a wooden bridge

Dimrost, also known as Nen Girith, was a cascading waterfall on the stream of Celebros, where it flowed down to meet the River Taeglin on the borders of Brethil.[1] The falls raised a fine spray into the air, from which they took their name, which means "Rainy Stair". Above Dimrost, the Men of Brethil had constructed a wooden bridge to cross the Celebros.

From the bridge, a wide view could be seen, showing the Ravines of Taeglin two miles distant.[2]


When Níniel was first brought to Brethil, when she saw that view from the bridge, she started shivering uncontrollably - so much so that the name of Dimrost was changed to Nen Girith, the "Shuddering Water".[2] It was only later that the cause of her fear was discovered: the Ravines she had seen from the bridge would be the place of her tragic death.[3]


Dimrost is Sindarin for "Rainy Stair", being a combination of dim ("stair") + rost ("rain").[4]

Nen Girith is a combination of nen ("water") and girith ("shuddering").[5]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Appendix 2: The Composition of the Text", [Map of Brethil]
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Niënor in Brethil"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Death of Glaurung"
  4. Paul Strack, "S. Dimrost loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 10 December 2022)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entries nen, girith