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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Flowing northwestward out of Dorthonion
Source
Rivil's Well in the far west of Dorthonion
Tributaries
None
Outflow
Into Sirion at the Fen of Serech
Pronunciation
ri'vil
Meaning
Uncertain1

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River Rivil

Sirion’s northernmost tributary

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A lesser tributary of the River Sirion, that rose in the heights of Dorthonion and flowed westward to meet the Sirion at the Fen of Serech.


Notes

1

The name of this river is never explained by Tolkien, but it seems likely to relate to the Elvish element rip-, which is explicitly connected with rushing rivers.

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