Methiriad

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Methiriad, also known as Mid-Beleriand, was a region of West Beleriand that was located between Doriath and the river Narog.[1]

Methiriad consisted of the following locations:

According to Christopher Tolkien, both of these names only appear on the The Second 'Silmarillion' Map.[2]

Etymology

Methiriad is a Sindarin word, but it is not glossed. As Paul Strack explains, it could mean "End of Two Rivers", from Meth ("last") + a mutated form of Sîr ("river, stream") + -ad ("dual").[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", pp. 182, 184 (Note 24)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", pp. 182, 190 (Note 61)
  3. Paul Strack, "S. Methiriad loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 22 June 2024)