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Dates
The name was used by the Númenóreans during the Second Age
Location
The border between Minhiriath to the north and Enedwaith to the south
Race
This name for the river was used specifically by Men
Division
Culture
Settlements
Source
The confluence of the Mitheithel and the Glanduin, above Tharbad
Tributaries
None
Outflow
Into the Great Sea at Lond Daer (known to the Númenóreans as Vinyalondë)
Pronunciation
aga'thooroosh
Meaning
An Adûnaic translation of Elvish Gwathló, meaning 'shadowy river from the fens [of Nîn-in-Eilph]'
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Agathurush

The river Gwathló

Map of the river Agathurush

At the time the Númenóreans returned to Middle-earth in the Second Age, the River Gwathló followed a course through a densely forested landscape. The woodlands along its banks became the chief source of timber for Númenor, and as such the Elvish river-name Gwathló (meaning 'shaded river from the fen') was translated into the Adûnaic language of Númenor as Agathurush. The logging operations of the Númenóreans ultimately resulted in the lands north and south of the river becoming a wide treeless expanse.


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