ᴹQ. Noldórien loc. “Beleriand”

ᴹQ. Noldórien, loc. “Beleriand”

Another name for Beleriand appearing in early Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/174), a compound of the plural of Noldo and the suffix -ien² “land” (Ety/ÑGOLOD).

Conceptual Development: A similar, rejected name ᴱQ. Noldórinan appeared in the list of names that Tolkien considered before adopting Beleriand (LB/160).

Reference ✧ SMI/Noldórien ✧ “Beleriand”

Elements

Noldo “one of the wise folk, Gnome” plural
#-ien² “-land”

ᴱQ. Noldórinan loc.

See ᴹQ. Noldórien for discussion.

References ✧ LB/160; LBI; SMI

Changes

Elements

Noldo “Gnome” plural
nan “woodland, *land”