N. Arthoren loc. “Fenced Realm”
A Noldorin translation of Ilk. Garthurian “Fenced Realm, Hidden Realm” appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s along with numerous variations (Ety/ƷAR|GARAT, THUR). It seems to be a combination of ardh “realm” and thoren “fenced”, as indicated by the variant forms Ardh-thoren or Ar(ð)thoren. A third variation, Arthurien is said to be a half translation or Noldorization of Ilk. Garthurian. A fourth variation, Ardholen seems to have a different meaning: “Hidden Realm” (Ety/GAT(H)).
See S. Arthórien for further discussion.
References ✧ Ety/ƷAR|GARAT, THUR; EtyAC/ƷARA
|ardh||“realm”||✧ Ety/ƷAR; EtyAC/ƷARA (ardh)|
|ᴹ√THUR||“surround, fence, ward, hedge in, secrete”||✧ Ety/ƷAR|GARAT; Ety/ƷAR|GARAT|
|ᴹ√ƷAR||“have, hold”||✧ Ety/THUR|