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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
On the western bank of Sirion, immediately upriver from Aelin-uial
Race
Division
Culture
Pronunciation
ni'vrim
Meaning
'West-march'1

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Nivrim

The westernmost woods of Doriath

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The small wood that lay to the north of the Aelin-uial; the only part of the kingdom of Doriath to the west of the River Sirion, it was encompassed within the Girdle of Melian.


Notes

1

The name Nivrim comes from nivon, a word in the Doriathrin dialect for 'west', and Sindarin rim meaning 'border', so Nivrim was the West-march (western borderland) of Doriath. On the other side of the kingdom lay Radhrim, the East-march beyond Aros, otherwise known as Arthórien.

See also...

Doriath, West March

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