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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Far to the northwest of Beleriand, northward of Nevrast
Outflow
Into the Great Sea between Nevrast and Lammoth
Passes
Cirith Ninniach, the Rainbow Cleft, ran down into the Firth from the east
Pronunciation
Drengist is pronounced 'dre'ngist'
Meaning
Drengist apparently means 'narrow firth'1

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Firth of Drengist

The landing-place of Fëanor in Middle-earth

Map of the Firth of Drengist

A firth of the Great Sea where it broke through the mountains of Ered Lómin and reached the Cirith Ninniach, to the north of the land of Nevrast.


Notes

1

The name Drengist is never directly translated from Elvish to English, and indeed its Elvish etymology remains unclear. In notes reproduced in volume 4 of The History of Middle-earth, however, Tolkien does provide an equivalent name in Old English. This is nearufléot, where nearu means 'narrow' and fléot is an 'estuary' or 'firth'. This term appears as part of a list of Elvish names and Old English intepretations, and it must be said that many of these are not direct translations. We can't therefore be sure that Drengist literally means 'narrow firth', but this is the closest we have to a translation of the name.

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