N. Bered Ondrath loc. “*Towers of the Stone Road”

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