S. Talath Dirnen, loc. “Guarded Plain”

The plain north of Nargothrond translated “Guarded Plain” (S/168), a combination of talath “plain” and the lenited form of tirnen “guarded” (SA/talath, Ety/TIR).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name first appeared as N. Dalath Dirnen (LR/299), also appearing in the Etymologies under the root ᴹ√TIR (Ety/TIR). This form reappeared in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, but was revised to Talath Dirnen (WJ/140).

References ✧ LR/299; LRI/Dalath Dirnen; LT1I/Talath Dirnen; LT2I/Talath Dirnen; S/168; SA/talath; SI/Talath Dirnen; UTI/Talath Dirnen; WJ/140; WJI/Talath Dirnen

Glosses

Elements

talath “flat lands, plain; flat surface, plane” ✧ S/168.2710-1; SA/talath.001
#tirnen “guarded” soft-mutation ✧ S/168.2711 (Dirnen)

S. Dalath Dirnen, loc. “Guarded Plain”

See S. Talath Dirnen for discussion.

References ✧ PE17/150; WJ/140; WJI/Talath Dirnen

Changes

Elements

dalath “plain, low lying/flat ground” ✧ PE17/150.4017 (dalath)

N. Dalath Dirnen loc. “Guarded Plain”

See S. Talath Dirnen for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/TIR; LR/299; LRI/Dalath Dirnen

Glosses

Changes

Elements

dalath “flat surface, plane, plain”
#tirnen “guarded” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/TIR.041 (Dirnen)