S. Ramdal loc. “Wall’s-end”

S. Ramdal, loc. “Wall’s-end”

End of the long falls of Andram, translated “Wall’s End” (S/122), a combination of ram “wall” and the lenited form of tâl “(lower) end” (SA/ram, tal).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name first appeared as N. Ramdal (LR/262) >> Rhamdal (LR/283). The second form appeared in The Etymologies with essentially the same the derivation as given above, albeit with an initial rh- fitting the earlier Noldorin phonology (Ety/TAL).

References ✧ S/122; SA/ram, tal; SI; WJI/Rhamdal



ram “wall” ✧ SA/ram
tâl “foot; [lower] end” soft-mutation ✧ SA/tal (dal)

N. Rhamdal loc. “Wall’s End”

See S. Ramdal for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/TAL; LR/262, 283; LRI/Ramdal; WJI




rham “wall”
tâl “foot; (lower) end” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/TAL (tal-)
ᴹ√RAB² ✧ Ety/TAL (RAMBĀ)