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'Hither Shore'

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

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:27] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


noun. hither shore

#nev (#“hither,close”) + #rast (#“shore”) The later form of Nivrost.

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place 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).

Sindarin [LR/256.4405; LRI/Nevrast.001; LT2I/Nevrast.001; PE17/027.1501; PMI/Nivrost.005; S/119.1410; SDI2/Nevrast.001; SI/Nevrast.001; SMI/Nevrast.001; UTI/Nevrast.001; WJ/197.0103; WJI/Nevrast.001; WJI/Nevrast.007] Group: Eldamo. Published by