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Nevrast was a region in West Beleriand at the coast of the Belegaer in Middle-earth, during the years before the end of the First Age.


Nevrast was a depression surrounded completely by the Ered Wethrin. It was made up of over three-hundred square miles of land consisting of mostly scattered woodlands except for the marshland area encircling Linaewen. The climate was mostly a humid one with mild winters possibly due to the warm and moist prevailing winds that blew in from the sea.[3][2]


Nevrast was the centre of an Elven kingdom of Turgon for about a hundred years, when its people began moving to their newly completed realm of Gondolin. Turgon's capital (and it seems the only city of Nevrast) was Vinyamar.[4] The land was not permanently inhabited after that, and indeed was utterly abandoned until Tuor came there, guided by Ulmo.[5][6]

Nevrast was the first part of Beleriand the Ñoldor settled, but was previously inhabited by Sindar. Its population was soon very mixed, far more so than any other region of Beleriand.


In Sindarin, Nevrast means "Hither shore"[7], from nev ("hither") and rast ("shore").[8]

Other forms of the legendarium

Its early and rejected name was Nivrost: "the West Vale" in the Doriathrin language.[9]

See also


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኘቭራስት
Arabic نيفياست
Armenian Նեվրաստ
Belarusian Cyrillic Невраст
Bengali ণেvরাস্ত
Bulgarian Cyrillic Невраст
Chinese 内瓦拉斯特
Danish Nevrast ("Kysten på denne side")
Georgian ნევრასტის
Greek Νευραστ
Gujarati નેવરાસ્ટ
Hindi णेव्रस्त
Hebrew נבראסט
Japanese ネヴァスト
Kannada ನೆವ್ರಾಸ್ಟ್
Kazakh Невраст (Cyrillic) Nevrast (Latin)
Korean 네브라스트
Macedonian Cyrillic Невраст
Marathi नेवार्स्ट
Mongolian Cyrillic Невраст
Nepalese णेव्रस्त्
Pashto نېوراست
Persian نوراست
Punjabi ਣੇਵ੍ਰਸ੍ਤ
Russian Невраст
Sanskrit णेव्रस्त्
Serbian Невраст (Cyrillic) Nevrast (Latin)
Sinhalese ණෙව්‍රස්ත්
Tajik Cyrillic Невраст
Tamil ணெவ்ரஸ்த்
Telugu ణెవ్రస్త
Thai เนฟรัสต์
Ukrainian Cyrillic Невраст
Urdu ںےوراست
Uzbek Невраст (Cyrillic) Nevrast (Latin)
Yiddish נעװראַסט


  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 11: The War of the Jewels, Part One. The Grey Annals
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Landforms"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIII: "Of the Return of the Noldor"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XV: "Of the Noldor in Beleriand"
  6. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIII: "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin"
  7. The Silmarillion, Index of Names
  8. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. V: The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Two: "Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings"