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Dates
Established a separate region after the foundation of Gondor in II 3320
Location
The lands south of the White Mountains around the headwaters of the rivers Ringló and Ciril
Race
Division
Settlements
Calembel appears to fall within this region
Pronunciation
la'medon
Meaning
A pre-Númenórean name of uncertain origin1

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Lamedon

A region of central Gondor

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A region of Gondor on the southern slopes of the White Mountains. The River Ciril ran through it to meet the Ringló, and Calembel was its chief town.


Notes

1

Though the meaning of this ancient name is unclear, we do have an etymological note that links its ending -on to the Sindarin word for 'region', and indicating that original form may have been Lamedond. The element lamed- remains obscure.

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