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Nen Lalaith

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]

[edit] Etymology

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Departure of Túrin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "The Childhood of Túrin"
  3. Paul Strack, "S. Nen Lalaith loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 27 December 2020)