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Location
Flowing eastward into Anduin, roughly halfway between the Carrock to the north and Lórien to the south
Race
The banks of the river were variously occupied by Hobbits and Men
Divisions
The Hobbits were related to the Stoors; the Men were Northmen
Source
Two streams flowing east from the Misty Mountains north of Khazad-dûm
Outflow
Pronunciation
see'r ni'nglorr
Meaning
Sîr means 'river';1 ninglor means 'golden water', from the golden gladden lilies found on the river
Other names

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Sîr Ninglor

The Elves’ name for the Gladden River

Map of Sîr Ninglor

The Elvish name of the river called the Gladden by Men, meaning 'River Goldwater'.


Notes

1

Sîr is simply the Elvish word for 'river', so in full the name Sîr Ninglor translates as something like the 'River Goldwater'. In principle it might be used as a prefix for any river name, though in practice it is rarely seen. The only other prominent example is Sîr Angren ('river of iron'), the full Elvish name for the river Isen on the borders of Rohan.

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