S. Arnen loc. “Beside the Water”

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”

Element In