S. Galadhrim coll. “Tree-people”
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s and in the 1st edition of Lord of the Rings, this name appeared as N. Galadrim as part of Tolkien’s general trend to simplify dh [ð] to d (TI/239, RC/305). In the 2nd edition he restored the proper Sindarin form Galadhrim, deciding that Galadrim was the Nandorin form (PE17/50).
References ✧ Let/426; LotR/341; LotRI/Elves of Lothlórien, Galadhrim; PE17/50; RC/305; SA/alda; UT/267; UTI
|galadh||“tree”||✧ Let/426; PE17/50; SA/alda; UT/267|
|-rim||“collective or group plural”|
|rim||“host, great number, people (of one kind or origin)”||✧ PE17/50 (†rim(b))|