Nen (river in Valinor)
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Nen was the name of a great river of Valinor, according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales. Nothing else is known about it, nor there is a equivalent river in the later legendarium.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The name Nen is in Qenya. It means "river, water".
In the Qenya Lexicon appears the root NENE ("flow?"), from which the word nen is derived from.
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Paul Strack, "ᴱQ. nen (nend-) n.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 11 April 2022)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 65