S. Lebennin loc. “Five Rivers”
Conceptual Development: When first mentioned in maps for the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name was translated “Seven Streams” even though it appeared as N. Lebennin (TI/311). Later Tolkien eliminated two of the rivers, making the geography consistent with the name.
References ✧ LotR/750; LotRI; PE17/95; PMI; RC/274; UTI
|leben||“five”||✧ PE17/95 (leb(en)|
|nen||“water; lake, pool; (lesser) river”||plural|