S. Naith loc. “Gore, Triangle”
Wedge of land in Lórien between the rivers Celebrant and Anduin, translated “Gore” (LotR/347) or “Triangle” (RC/307). It is simply naith “angle” used as a name (PE17/55). The part of this region where Elves dwelled was called Egladil of similar meaning (LotR/347).
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Narthas “The Gore” (TI/288), a form that also appeared in a deleted entry in The Etymologies (EtyAC/NARTA). It was soon revised to N. Naith (TI/244), though at this stage the name was generally translated as “Angle” (TI/268, 280).
References ✧ LotR/347; LotRI/Gore, Naith, Tongue; LRI; RC/307; UTI
|naith||“spearhead, gore, wedge, narrow prominitory; angle”|
N. Naith loc. “Angle”
References ✧ TI/244, 268, 280; TII
N. Narthas loc. “The Gore”
Earliest name for the Naith in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/288). This name also appeared in a deleted entry in The Etymologies as a derivative of a rejected gloss “spear point, gore, triangle” for the root ᴹ√NARTA, whose gloss was changed to “kindle” (EtyAC/NARTA).
See S. Naith for further discussion.
References ✧ EtyAC/NARTA; TI/244, 288; TII
|ᴹ√NARTA > Narthas||[nartasse] > [nartʰasse] > [narθasse] > [narθass] > [narθas]||✧ EtyAC/NARTA|