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Location
Flowing southward out of Lossarnach in Gondor to meet Anduin
Race
Division
Culture
Source
In the White Mountains, westward of Mindolluin
Tributaries
None
Outflow
Into Anduin, some fifty miles to the south of Minas Tirith
Pronunciation
e'rui (ui as in English 'ruin')
Meaning
'Single, alone'1

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  • Updated 24 January 2015
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River Erui

The river that flowed out of Lossarnach

Rivers of Gondor

A lesser river of Gondor that flowed southward out of the White Mountains, through Lossarnach, to meet the River Anduin above Pelargir.


Notes

1

Erui was the first of the many rivers of Gondor, counting westward from Anduin, but while its name contains er-, referring to singularity, it explicitly does not mean 'first'. According to notes by Tolkien quoted in The Lord of the Ring: a Reader's Companion, this river gained its name because it was '...the shortest and swiftest of the Rivers of Gondor and was the only one without a tributary.'

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