N. Duil Rain loc. “Border Hills”

⚠️N. Duil Rain, loc. “Border Hills”

Earliest (and immediately rejected) name of Emyn Muil in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, glossed “Border Hills” (TI/268). Its seems to be a combination of the plural of dôl “hill” and rhain¹ “border”.

Reference ✧ TI/268 ✧ “Border Hills”



dôl “head, hill” plural ✧ TI/268 (Duil)
rhain¹ “border” soft-mutation ✧ TI/268 (Rain)