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Forlond

Type: Cities, Towns, Settlements

Region: Arnor/Eriador/Lindon

Meaning: North Haven

Other Names
HoME only:
Forlorn

Location: The westernmost of the three harbours — Forlond, Harlond, and Mithlond — built by the Elves on the Gulf of Lhûn in Lindon during the Second Age.

Description:

Map of Lindon.
The Lindon region, including Forlond, the North Haven.
It will be seen on Map I that the distinction between the North and South Havens (here Forlorn and Harlorn for later Forlond and Harlond), situated in bays of the Gulf of Lune, and Mithlond, the Grey Havens, at the head of the gulf, was already present....

The Treason of Isengard, HoME Vol 7, Ch 15, The First Map of the Lord of the Rings

But when Eärnur came to the Grey Havens there was joy and great wonder.... So great in draught and so many were his ships that they could scarcely find harbourage, though both the Harlond and the Forlond also were filled....

The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion


Etymology
formen  'north' (Quenya) in Formenos; Sindarin forn (also for, forod) in Fornost....

londë  'land-locked haven' in Alqualondë; the Sindarin form lond (lonn) in Mithlond.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors:
Lyllyn 20Sep03
Elena Tiriel 23Nov09, 16Jul10

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