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Eglarest

Eglarest was the southern of the two Havens of the Falas that lay at the mouth of the River Nenning on the western coasts of Beleriand. The northern haven was called Brithombar.[1] They were founded during the Years of the Trees by Círdan and lasted until they were taken by Morgoth in F.A. 473.[2]

[edit] Etymology

It has been suggested that the name means "Ravine of the Eglain".[3] Cf. the Noldorin word rhest[4] and Imladris.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Grey Annals": §256
  3. The Thain's Book - Cities & Towns
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies" p. 384