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Linaewen

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

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", lin (1)
  4. Paul Strack, "S. Linaewen loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 19 November 2019)