S. Calenhad loc. “Green Space”
One of the beacon hills of Gondor (LotR/747), translated “Green Space” and a combination of calen “green” and the lenited form -had of sad “place” (VT42/19), though Tolkien said its final element could also be sâdh “sward, turf” (VT42/20).
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this hill was named N. Calenhad when it first appeared (WR/233).
References ✧ LotRI; UTI; VT42/19-20
|calen||“green; fresh, vigorous; †bright”||✧ VT42/19|
|sad||“place, spot”||soft-mutation||✧ UTI/Calenhad (had); VT42/19 (-had)|
|sâdh||“sward, turf”||soft-mutation||✧ VT42/20 (-hadh, possibly)|