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Nimbrethil, also known as Birchwoods of Nimbrethil, was a Birch-tree forest situated in the land of Arvernien in the south Beleriand during the First Age.[1]

According to The Atlas of Middle-earth, Nimbrethil was about forty miles from east to west.[2]

HistoryEdit

Nimbrethil's birches were used by Eärendil to build his well-known sailing-ship Vingilot. Nimbrethil was lost along with everything else in the Beleriand at the end of the First Age.[3] The forest was recalled when Bilbo chanted the Song of Eärendil in Rivendell.[4]

EtymologyEdit

Nimbrethil is a Sindarin word that meant "white" or "Silver birches."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion (inside cover), "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  4. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book Two, Chapter I: "Many Meetings"
  5. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names

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