S. Calenhad loc. “Green Space”

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)

N. Calenhad loc.

See S. Calenhad for discussion.

References ✧ WR/233; WRI


calen “green, (orig.) bright-coloured”
*sad “*place” soft-mutation