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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Running southwards from the Ered Wethrin to meet Teiglin to the northwest of Brethil
Source
The southern slopes of the Ered Wethrin, south of Mithrim
Tributaries
None
Outflow
Into Teiglin before that river passed the Forest of Brethil
Pronunciation
maldoo'in
Meaning
Apparently 'gold river'1

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River Malduin

A northern tributary of the Teiglin

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A minor river of northern Beleriand. It flowed southwards from the Ered Wethrin to meet the Teiglin before that river passed under the eaves of the Forest of Brethil.


Notes

1

Malduin's name is never translated specifically, but it seems to be made up of the Elvish elements mal-, 'gold' and -duin 'river'. The reason Malduin was known as the 'gold river' is nowhere explained.

See also...

River Glithui

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