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Brithon

Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: A river that flows southwestward through West Beleriand into the Sea at the Havens of Brithombar.

Description:

... Morgoth sent great strength over Hithlum and Nevrast, and they came down the rivers Brithon and Nenning and ravaged all the Falas, and besieged the walls of Brithombar and Eglarest.

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 20, Of The Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad


Etymology
brith  'gravel' in Brithiach, Brithombar, Brithon.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 24Aug08

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