N. Lonnath-Ernin loc.

An alternate name of Harlond appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/370). The first element is most likely the class-plural of lhonn (“?haven”), but the meaning of the second element is less clear. Roman Rausch suggested that it might be a plural of an adjective arnen (“?royal”) also seen in the name of the nearby hills Emyn Arnen, but that Tolkien abandoned this concept because arnen failed to become plural in the name of the hills (EE/3.31). This theory was also suggested by Didier Willis in his Sindarin dictionary (HSD/arnen), but I am not sure who first proposed this theory.

See S. Harlond for further discussion.

References ✧ WR/370.1809; WRI/Harlond.014



lhonn “(narrow) path, strait, pass”
arnen “?royal” plural ✧ WR/370.1809-2 (ernin)