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Dates
Inhabited by Elves for at least 3,500 years before the first rising of the Sun; enclosed within the Girdle of Melian c. 29 years before the Return of the Noldor; Doriath sacked I 509; ultimately destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
The lesser northwestern forest of Doriath, separated from the Forest of Region by the River Esgalduin
Race
Division
Culture
Pronunciation
ne'ldoreth
Meaning
'Host of beeches'1

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Forest of Neldoreth

The lesser, northern forest of Doriath

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The beech-forest on the banks of the River Esgalduin that formed the northern and lesser part of the Kingdom of Doriath.


Notes

1

The Elvish word neldor literally means 'three-tree', a reference to the famous three-trunked beech tree Hírilorn, which gave its name to all other trees of its kind.

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