S. Cardolan loc. “?Red Hill Land”

S. Cardolan, loc. “?Red Hill Land”

The southernmost of the successor-realms of Arnor after it was divided into three kingdoms (LotR/1039). Tolkien did not translate the name, but it is often interpreted as “Red Hill Land”, as suggested by Hammond and Scull (RC/690) or David Salo (GS/371), a combination of caran “red”, dol(l) “hill” and the suffix -(i)an “land”. @@@ Originally suggested by Robert Foster, need ref.

References ✧ LotRI; PMI; SI; UTI


caran? “red”
dol(l)? “head, hill”
-ian(d)? “-land, country”