S. Arnen loc. “Beside the Water”
A name attested as an element in Emyn Arnen (LotR/750). In an essay on the “The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor” (VT42/5-31), Tolkien indicated the name was incorrectly assembled by the local people from a mixture of Quenya and Sindarin elements: Q. ar- “beside” and S. nen “water”, thus meaning “Beside the Water” (VT42/17).
References ✧ VT42/17-18
|Q. ar-||“by-, beside, near”||✧ VT42/17|
|nen||“water; lake, pool; (lesser) river”|