N. Lostladen loc. “*Empty and Open”
Name of the region south of Mordor in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s; the name Lothlann was applied to the same region (WR/426). Since Lhothland was elsewhere translated “Empty and Wide” (Ety/LAD), the name Lostladen was likely a combination of lhost “empty” and lhost “open”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/3.44).
References ✧ WR/426; WRI
|lhaden||“flat (and wide); open, cleared”|