S. Aglon loc. “Narrow Pass”

S. Aglon, loc. “Narrow Pass”

A pass between Himring and Dorthonion (S/123). This name seems to be a compound of (N.) agor “narrow” and lond “strait, pass” (Ety/AK, LOND). This name sometimes appeared as Aglond, probably an older form of the name (WJ/338, Ety/AK).

Conceptual Development: The name ᴱN. Aglon first appeared in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/227) and N. Aglon was used in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/127, 265). In The Etymologies, it was translated as “defile, pass between high walls”, and this was the source of the derivation given above (Ety/AK, LOD).

References ✧ SI; WJI

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N. agor “narrow”
lond “(land-locked) haven”

N. Aglon loc. “defile, pass between high walls”

See S. Aglon for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/AK, LOD; LRI; SMI

Glosses

Variations

Elements

agor “narrow” ✧ Ety/AK
lhonn “(narrow) path, strait, pass” ✧ Ety/AK (lonn); Ety/LOD

ᴱN. Aglon loc.

See S. Aglon for discussion.

References ✧ LB/227; LBI