S. Dor Dínen loc. “Silent Land”

S. Dor Dínen, loc. “Silent Land”

An uninhabited land in Beleriand, translated “Silent Land” (S/121, WJ/194), a combination of dôr “land” and dínen “silent” (SA/dîn).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, Tolkien also used the form Dor Dhínen (WJ/333), reflecting uncertainty over the proper form of the adjective dínen.

References ✧ S/121; SA/dîn; SI/Dor Dínen; WJ/194, 333; WJI/Dor Dínen




dôr “land” ✧ S/121 (Dor)
dínen “silent” ✧ S/121; WJ/333 (Dhínen)
dîn “silence; silent, quiet” ✧ SA/dîn