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Dates
The towers on these hills were built sometime after II 3320
Location
A range of hills to the southeast of Mithlond, lying directly east from the Gulf of Lhûn, and directly west from the Shire
Origins
The towers of Emyn Beraid were built by Gil-galad for Elendil of the Dúnedain
Race
The towers were built by Elves, but used (for at least part of their history) by Men
Pronunciation
e'moon be'ride (that is, the last syllable -raid is pronounced like the English word 'ride')
Meaning
Other names

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Emyn Beraid

The Tower Hills

A region of hills near the Grey Havens, to the west of the Shire. Before the end of the Second Age, Gil-galad built Elven-towers in these hills as a gift for Elendil. The tallest tower, Elostirion, held one of the palantíri of the North.


Notes

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Plurals in Sindarin words are formed by modifying their vowel sounds, and Emyn Beraid is a prominent example of this process. Emyn is the plural form of the more common amon, 'hill' (as for example in Amon Hen, the 'Hill of Sight'). Beraid is also plural, formed from barad, 'tower', as in Barad-dûr the 'Dark Tower'. So, a single hill with a single tower would be Amon Barad, but as there were actually several hills with three Elf-towers, the plural form Emyn Beraid is used instead.

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