S. Hithaeglir loc. “Misty Mountains, (lit.) Line of Misty Peaks”

S. Hithaeglir, loc. “Misty Mountains, (lit.) Line of Misty Peaks”

Sindarin name of the Misty Mountains (Let/180), more literally “Line of Misty Peaks” (RC/11), a combination of hîth “mist” (SA/hîth) and aeglir “range of mountain peaks”.

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Eredhithui, with Hithdilias written above it (TI/124).

References ✧ Let/180; LRI; MR/89; MRI; RC/11; S/54; SA/hîth; SI; SMI; UTI; VT42/11; WJI

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hîth “mist” ✧ SA/hîth
#aeglir “line of peaks” ✧ RC/11 (#aeglir)

N. Eredhithui loc. “Misty Mountains”

Earlier name for S. Hithaeglir (TI/124), a combination of the plural of orod “mountain” and hithui “misty”.

References ✧ TI/124; TII

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orod “mountain” plural ✧ TI/124 (ered)
#hithui “misty” ✧ TI/124 (#hithui)

N. Hithdilias loc.

Earlier name for S. Hithaeglir appearing in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/124). It seems to be a combination of hîth “mist” and the lenited form of otherwise unattested tilias (“?mountain range”), as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.16).

References ✧ TI/124; TII/Eredhithui

Related

Elements

hîth “mist” ✧ TI/124 (Hith)
*tilias “?mountain range” soft-mutation ✧ TI/124 (dilias)