|Description||Long, 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. The margins of Linaewen abounded with wading birds of every kind. It was from these birds that it took its name: Linaewen is Elvish for "lake of birds".
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", lin (1)
- Paul Strack, "S. Linaewen loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 19 November 2019)