N. Bered Ondrath loc. “*Towers of the Stone Road”
Guard towers at the entrance of the causeway into Pelennor appearing only in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/340). This name is likely a combination of the plural of barad¹ “tower”, the lenited form of gond “stone” and rath “course, street”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/3.35).
References ✧ WR/340; WRI/Bered Ondrath
|barad¹||“fort, tower, fortress”||plural||✧ WR/340 (Bered)|
|gonn||“rock, stone (as a material)”||soft-mutation||✧ WR/340 (Ond)|
|rath||“course, river-bed”||✧ WR/340|