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Nenning

Type: Rivers & Lakes

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: A river flowing southward through West Beleriand into the Sea at the Havens of Eglarest; forms the western boundary of Nargothrond.

Description:

But the realm of Nargothrond extended also west of Narog to the River Nenning, that reached the sea at Eglarest....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 14, Of Beleriand and its Realms

... 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

Then the servants of Angband were driven out of all the land between Narog and Sirion eastward, and westward to the Nenning and the desolate Falas....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar


Etymology
nen  'water', used of lakes, pools, and lesser rivers, in Nen Girith, Nenning, Nenuial, Nenya; Cuiviénen, Uinen; also in many names in The Lord of the Rings, as Nen Hithoel, Bruinen, Emyn Arnen, Núrnen. Nîn 'wet' in Loeg Ningloron; also in Nindalf.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 24Aug08

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