N. Crisaegrim loc.
References ✧ LR/301; LRI/Cris(s)aegrim
|criss||“cleft, cut, slash; pass”|
|oeg||“sharp, pointed, piercing”|
Dan. Gochressiel loc.
Earliest name of S. Crissaegrim from Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/285, 301). In The Etymologies, it was marked as Danian and contained the element Dan. hrassa “precipice” (Ety/KHARÁS), where the older “ch” [x] did not become [h] because it was not an initial consonant, and the [a] was mutated to [e] by the following [i] in the suffix -iel. The [a] also appeared unmutated in the shorter form Gochrass. The meanings of the prefix go- and suffix -iel are unclear.
References ✧ Ety/KHARÁS; LR/285, 301; LRI; SDI1/Gochressiel; WJ/239; WJI