S. Lebennin loc. “Five Rivers”

S. Lebennin, loc. “Five Rivers”

A region in Gondor with five rivers flowing through into it (LotR/750), translated “Five Rivers” (RC/274), a combination of leben “five” (PE17/95) and the plural nin of nen “water”.

Conceptual Development: When first mentioned in maps for the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name was translated “Seven Streams” even though it appeared as N. Lebennin (TI/311). Later Tolkien eliminated two of the rivers, making the geography consistent with the name.

References ✧ LotR/750; LotRI; PE17/95; PMI; RC/274; UTI



leben “five” ✧ PE17/95 (leb(en)
nen “water; lake, pool; (lesser) river” plural

N. Lebennin loc. “Seven Streams”

See S. Lebennin for discussion.

References ✧ SDI1/Lebennin; TI/311; TII; WRI



lheben “five”
nen “water” plural