S. Tarlang loc. “Stiff Neck; Stiff/Tough Passage”

S. Tarlang, loc. “Stiff Neck; Stiff/Tough Passage”

A mountain ridge in Lamedon (LotR/790), translated “stiff neck” (RC/536) or “the stiff/tough passage” (PE17/92). It was apparently the adjective S. tarlang “stiff-necked” used as a name (PE17/92).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Tarlang (WR/411).

References ✧ LotRI; PE17/92; RC/536, 777




tarlang “proud, (lit.) stiff-necked; stiff neck (a nickname applied to men of haughty carriage or mood); the stiff/tough passage” ✧ PE17/92
lang “passage; neck” ✧ RC/536

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N. Tarlang loc.

See S. Tarlang for discussion.

References ✧ WR/411; WRI


tarlanc “stiff-necked, obstinate”