S. Nan-tathren loc. “Land of Willows, (lit.) Willow-vale”

S. Nan-tathren, loc. “Land of Willows, (lit.) Willow-vale”

Land where the river Narog met the river Sirion, translated “Land of Willows” (S/120). It is a combination of nan(d) “valley” and the adjective tathren “of willow” (SA/nan(d), tathar).

Conceptual Development: This name appears as G. Nantathrin with an i in the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, and as G. Nan Tathrin in Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/61). It also appeared as N. Nan-Tathrin in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, at one place translated “Valley of Willows” (SM/35) but generally translated “Land of Willows” (SM/141, LR/126). Later in the 1930s Tolkien revised the name to N. Nan-tathren with an e (LR/145), a form that also appeared in The Etymologies with the same derivation as given above (Ety/NAD, TATHAR).

References ✧ S/120; SA/nan(d), tathar; SI; TII/Nan Tathren; UTI; WJI/Nan Tathren

Glosses

Elements

nan(d) “vale, valley” ✧ SA/nan(d)
tathren “of willow” ✧ SA/tathar

Cognates


N. Nan-tathren loc. “Land of Willows”

See S. Nan-tathren for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/NAD, TATHAR; LR/145, 261; LRI; TII/Tasarinan

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Elements

nann “wide grassland” ✧ Ety/NAD
tathren “of willow” ✧ Ety/TATHAR

Cognates


N. Nan-Tathrin loc. “Land of Willows”

See S. Nan-tathren for discussion.

References ✧ LR/126, 145, 267; LRI/Nan-tathren; SM/141, 296, 329; SMI/Nan Tathrin

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Changes


G. Nan Tathrin loc. “Valley of Willows”

References ✧ GL/67; LB/61; LBI/Nan-Tathrin, Tasarinan; LT2A/Nantathrin; SM/35; WJI/Nan Tathren

Glosses

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Elements

nand “field acre”
tathrin “willow” ✧ LT2A/Nantathrin

Cognates