topon. 'Hither Shore', the coast on the Middle-earth side of the Great Sea, hence the extreme west-coast of Middle-earth. It became used especially of the coast-land and its immediate hinterland between Dengrist and the Havens, where Turgon first dwelt. The opposite was Haerast. >> Haerast, nev
Nevrastnoun. hither shore
#nev (#“hither,close”) + #rast (#“shore”) The later form of Nivrost.
nevrastplace name. Hither Shore
A region on the coast of Beleriand translated “Hither Shore” (S/119), named in opposition to the shores of Aman called Haerast “Far Shore” (PE17/27). This name is a combination of nef “on this side of” and ras(t) “shore” (PE17/27).
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name was Ilk. Nivrost “West Vale” (LR/259), designated as Ilkorin in The Etymologies (Ety/NIB, ROS²). In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, it changed to Nevrast with its new translation (WJ/179, 197), though in one place Tolkien wrote Nevrost (WJ/318).