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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
On the upper course of the river Aros at the eastern end of Nan Dungortheb, on the border between Dor Dínen and Himlad
Race
Culture
Source
Aros flowed down to the crossing from two separate sources in the Ered Gorgoroth to the north
Outflow
Aros ran on along the borders of Doriath to meet Sirion far to the southwest
Pronunciation
aro'ssee-ach (ch is in German Bach)
Meaning
'Fords of Aros' (Aros means 'bloody', in reference to its reddish waters)
Other names

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Arossiach

The crossing of the Aros

Map of the Arossiach

The ford on the upper reaches of the River Aros, where the long and perilous road through Nan Dungortheb crossed eastward into the lands of West Beleriand.


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