S. Nan Curunír loc. “Valley of Saruman”
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Nan Gurunír (TI/420, WR/8), since at this stage both nouns and adjectives were lenited in this position.
References ✧ LotR/487, 552; LotRI/Nan Curunír, Wizard’s Vale; RC/389; SD/136; SDI1/Nan Gurunír; WRI/Nan Gurunír
|Curunír||“Man of Skill”|
N. Nan Gurunír loc. “Valley of Saruman”
References ✧ SD/136; SDI1/Nan Gurunír; TI/420; WR/4; WRI/Nan Gurunír
|curunir||“a man of craft, wizard”||soft-mutation|