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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Northward of the March of Maedhros and Maglor's Gap
Passes
Maglor's Gap was an opening in the hills forming Lothlann's southern edge
Pronunciation
lo'thlann
Meaning
'Wide and empty'1

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Lothlann

The wide, empty plain north of the March of Maedhros

Map of Lothlann

The wide plain that lay to the northeast of Beleriand, beyond the March of Maedhros and Maglor's Gap.


Notes

1

When the Elvish word loth appears in a name, it usually means 'flower' or 'blossom' (as for example in Lothlórien, 'Lórien of the Blossom'). The name Lothlann is an exception; the loth- here has no connection with flowers at all, but comes from a separate root lus meaning 'empty' (and -lann from lad, 'wide'). Thus Lothlann literally means 'empty and wide', but is more usually given in translation in the reverse form 'wide and empty', which reads more naturally in English.

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