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Location
Marked the northern border of Rohan
Source
Within northern Fangorn Forest
Outflow
Pronunciation
li'mlight
Meaning
Apparently derived from Elvish meaning 'swift-light'1
Other names

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River Limlight

A river flowing out of northern Fangorn

Map of the river Limlight

A tributary of the River Anduin that flowed eastward from Fangorn Forest to meet the Great River at the Field of Celebrant. It formed part of the northern boundary of Rohan.


Notes

1

It seems clear that the name 'Limlight' was an attempt by the Rohirrim to render the original Elvish name using their own sounds, rather than to translate its meaning. There is a certain measure of confusion over the ultimate derivation of the name, and various intermediate forms exist, but they all contain the element lim- meaning 'swift' (compare Glorfindel's command to his horse above the Ford of Bruinen: noro lim, 'Run swift', in The Fellowship of the Ring I 12).

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