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Location
Flowing southwards through Lebennin to meet the Gilrain at Linhir
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
Source
The northern plains of Lebennin, south of the White Mountains
Tributaries
Outflow
Into the Great Sea below Linhir
Pronunciation
se'rni
Meaning
'shingles'2

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River Serni

A minor river of southern Gondor

Map of the river Serni

Rivers of Gondor

A short river of southern Gondor; it rose beneath the eastern White Mountains, and flowed southwestward through Lebennin until it met the River Gilrain at Linhir.


Notes

1

The Gilrain was the longer of the two rivers, with at least one tributary of its own, so it might be expected that the Serni was its tributary, rather the other way around. However, it's explicitly recorded that the short length of river between the rivers' confluence and the sea was known as the 'Serni', not the 'Gilrain'.

2

This river took its name from its mouth, which was blocked by a bank of shingles or small pebbles. Serni derives from sern, the Sindarin word for a small stone or pebble.

See also...

River Gilrain

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