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River Ciril

A minor river of western Lamedon

Rivers of Gondor

A short tributary to the River Ringló. The Ciril rose in the White Mountains of western Lamedon, about twenty miles east of Tarlang's Neck. It flowed directly southwards, through its fords at Calembel, to meet the Ringló.

'Ciril' is the later spelling of this river's name, used throughout the text of The Lord of the Rings. In many older editions, however, the large-scale contour map given at the beginning of Book V shows the older form of the name, 'Kiril', which reflects its correct pronunciation.

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