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Lefnui

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River flowing to the sea from the western end of Ered Nimrais. The name means 'fifth', i.e. after Erui, Sirith, Serni and Morthond, the rivers of Gondor that flowed into Anduin or the Bay of Belfalas).

A winding river of western Gondor.
The westernmost of the many rivers of southern Gondor, the Lefnui rose in the far west of the White Mountains. It followed an erratic course through the lands west of the hills of Pinnath Gelin, until it emptied into the Bay of Belfalas through a long narrow firth. It played little part in history, though it was remembered by the Men of Rohan. When the Dunlendings invaded Rohan in III 2758, they were aided by Gondor's enemies from the south. These sea-going marauders landed at Lefnui's mouth on their mission to overrun and destroy the Rohirrim, though they would eventually be defeated.

 

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