Linaewen

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Linaewen
Lake
Christopher Tolkien - Nevrast.jpg
General Information
Pronunciationlin-eye-wen
LocationEastern Nevrast
TypeLake
DescriptionLong, narrow body of water surrounded by marshes
InhabitantsBirds

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]

Etymology[edit]

Linaewen is a Sindarin name, composed of lind ("pool, mere") + aew ("bird") + en (adjective suffix), therefore "Lake of Birds".[4]

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