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Main article: Hoarwell

Mitheithel was the long river that rose in the icy north of Middle-earth known by Men as Hoarwell.

[edit] Etymology

The river's Mannish name was Hoarwell, a free translation of the Sindarin name which contains the components mith + eithel.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 772