|[Home] » [Languages] » [Sindarin] » [Sindarin Names]||[< Previous] [Next >] [Search]|
S. Mithrim, loc.
A lake in northwest Beleriand (S/106) named after the Elves who lived there (WJ/378). This name was the inspiration for Q. Sindar (PE17/140), and is a combination of mith¹ “grey” and the class-plural suffix -rim (SA/mith, rim).
Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this lake was called G. Asgon (L1T1/238, GL/20), revised to ᴱN. Mithrim towards the end of the tales (LT2/202). The form N. Mithrim appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/4, LR/249), and also in the Etymologies, but with its first element being N. mith² “white fog, wet mist” and its second element N. rhim² “cold pool or lake (in mountains)” (Ety/MITH, RINGI). The derivation from the name of the people came later (WJ/378), perhaps inspired in the real world by Q. Sindar, the reverse of the inspiration in the fictional world.
|mith¹||“grey, light grey, pale grey”||✧ SA/mith.001|
|rim¹||“host, crowd, great number”||✧ SA/rim.001|
N. Mithrim loc. “*Mist Lake”
See S. Mithrim for discussion.
|mith²||“white fog, wet mist”||✧ Ety/MITH.003|
|rhim²||“cold pool or lake (in mountains)”||soft-mutation||✧ Ety/RINGI.037|
ᴱN. Mithrim loc.
|rhim||“ring, circle”||✧ PE13/152.6201|
G. Asgon loc.