S. Ioreth, f. “Old Woman”

An old woman from Minas Tirith (LotR/860), her name was translated “Old Woman”, a combination of the prefixal form ior- of iaur “old” and the feminine suffix -eth (RC/579).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Yoreth (WR/386), but this was probably just a variant spelling rather than a real difference in the name.

References ✧ LotR/1114.0207; LotRI; RC/579.0704



iaur “old; ancient, olden” ✧ RC/579.0909 (ior-)
-eth “feminine ending” ✧ RC/579.0910

N. Yoreth f.

See S. Ioreth for discussion.

References ✧ SD/055.1809; SD/055.1902; SDI1/Ioreth.001; SDI1/Ioreth.007; WR/386.2302; WRI; WRI/Yoreth.014