Nen Lalaith

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Nen Lalaith
Stream
Peter Xavier Price - Turin's first sight of Eldar.jpg
"Turin's first sight of Eldar" by Peter Xavier Price
General Information
LocationDor-lómin below Amon Darthir
TypeStream
InhabitantsMen

Nen Lalaith was a babbling stream that rose under the mountain of Amon Darthir in the Mountains of Shadow, and flowed north-westwards out onto the shaded plains of Dor-lómin.[1] There, it trickled past the house of Húrin, and was said to have given its name to his ill-fated young daughter, Lalaith.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Nen Lalaith means "Water of Laughter" in Sindarin, from nen ("river, water") and lalaith ("laughter").[3]

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