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General Information
LocationEast of the Misty Mountains, south-east of Gundabad
DescriptionTributary to the Anduin

Greylin was a river of the far north of Middle-earth.


[edit] Course

The Greylin rose in the western Grey Mountains and flowed south-westward to meet the Langwell and together they formed the source of the Great River, Anduin.[1]

[edit] History

Between the two rivers was the Éothéod built Framsburg, their capital.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The second element of the name derives from Old English hlynn or "torrent", although its literal meaning was probably "the noisy one".[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. Pauline Baynes, J.R.R. Tolkien, A Map of Middle-earth
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index, Greylin