Nivrim, also known as Oak Forest, was one of the Forests of the Elven realm of Doriath.

Nivrim was situated west of Region, southeast of Amon Rûdh, north of Aelin-uial, south of the southeastern edge of Brethil, and was located within the Girdle of Melian. Both it and the forest of Region were joined by a bridge crossing the Sirion near where the river Esgalduin joined with it.[1]

History Edit

The forest was loved by Queen Melian who dedicated it in honor of the Vala Ulmo, and decided it should be in the power of the realm of Doriath proper, thus placing it within Melian's protective barrier.[2] Its fate was ultimately the fate of Doriath's as when Melian left Middle-earth, it was left unprotected and wide-open to its enemies[3] and finally destroyed and the end of the War of Wrath.[4]

The forest was mainly a forest of oak trees hence the other name "Oak Forest."

Etymology Edit

Nivrim was Sindarin word that meant 'West March'.[5]

Translations around the World Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኚቭሪም
Arabic نيفريم
Armenian Նիվրիմ
Belarusian Cyrillic Ніврім
Bengali নিভৃমি
Bulgarian Cyrillic Ниврим
Chinese 尼弗瑞姆
Georgian ნივრიმ
Greek Νιβριμ
Gujarati નિવ્રિમ
Hebrew ניברים
Hindi णिव्रिम
Hungarian Nivrimet
Kannada ಣಿವ್ರಿಮ
Kazakh Ниврим (Cyrillic) Nïvrïm (Latin)
Korean 니 브림
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Ниврим
Macedonian Cyrillic Ниврим
Marathi निव्रिम
Mongolian Cyrillic Ниврим
Nepalese निव्रिम
Persian نویریم ?
Punjabi ਨਿਵਾਰਮ
Russian Ниврим
Sanskrit निव्रिम्
Serbian Ниврим (Cyrillic) Nivrim (Latin)
Sinhalese නිවි්රම්
Tajik Cyrillic Нивrim
Tamil னிவரும்
Telugu నివారిం
Ukrainian Cyrillic Ніврім
Urdu ناورام ?
Uzbek Ниврим (Cyrillic) Nivrim (Latin)
Yiddish ניוורים

Reference Edit

  1. The Silmarillion (inside cover), "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  3. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXII: "Of the Ruin of Doriath"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXIV: "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  5. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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