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Nivrim

Nivrim was a narrow woodland composed of mostly oaks, that lay north of the Aelin-uial and extending to Taeglin. It was the only part of the kingdom of Doriath west of the River Sirion and was encompassed within the Girdle of Melian.[1] A guarded bridge crossed Sirion just south of the inflow of Esgalduin, connecting the land with the rest of Doriath. Mablung and three companions were leading Nienor to this bridge but were assailed by Orcs when they rested, and Nienor ran away.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name means "west-march" from Doriathrin nivon and rim[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"