S. Gwathló loc. “Greyflood”

S. Gwathló, loc. “Greyflood”

The Sindarin name of the river “Greyflood” translated on the map of The Lord of the Rings (LotR/1082). This name is a combination of gwath “shadow” and (h)lô “flood” (UT/263).

Conceptual Development: This name first appeared as N. Gwathlo with a short o on the draft maps of the Lord of the Rings from the 1940s (TI/304, 312).

References ✧ LotRI/Greyflood, Gwathló; PE17/136-137; PMI; SA/gwath; UT/261, 263; UTI/Agathurush, Gwathló; VT42/9; VT48/27-28

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gwath “shadow, dim light” ✧ SA/gwath; UT/261; UT/263; VT42/9 (Gwath)
(h)lô “flood, fenland” ✧ PE17/136 (slō-/(s)lō); PE17/136 (l(h)ô); PE17/137 (-lō); UT/263 (); VT42/9 (-ló); VT48/27 (slō-/(s)lō); VT48/27 (l(h)ô); VT48/28 (-lō)

Cognates


N. Gwathlo loc. “Greyflood”

See S. Gwathló for discussion.

References ✧ TI/304, 312; TII; WRI

Glosses

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gwath¹ “shade”
#lo “flood” ✧ TI/304 (#lo)