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Siril

Siril
River
General Information
LocationSouthern Númenor
TypeRiver
Major townsNindamos
InhabitantsFisher-folk at its lower course

Siril was the greatest of the few rivers on the island of Númenor;[1] it rose in the valley of Noirinan beneath the Meneltarma, and flowed directly southwards to enter the sea at the fishing port of Nindamos, on the borders of the Hyarnustar and the Hyarrostar. In its lower course it became a slow and winding stream, meeting the sea among wide marshes and reedy flats.[2]

[edit] Etymology

In the Etymologies, Quenya siril means "rivulet".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "[Map of] Númenórë"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 385