N. Daedhelos loc. “Shadow of Fear”
A name appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s variously glossed “Shadow of Abomination”, “Shadow of Fear” or “Shadowy Dread”, a combination of dae¹ “shadow” and the lenited form of delos “abhorrence, detestation, loathing” (Ety/DYEL, DAY; EtyAC/DYEL). In an earlier entry it appeared as Daedeloth “Extreme Horror” (EtyAC/DAƷ), a form that also appeared in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s as an early name of S. Ephel Dúath (TI/169). It may be a variant name of N. Dor-Daideloth.
References ✧ Ety/DAY, DYEL; EtyAC/DAƷ, DAY, DYEL; TII/Daedeloth
|dae¹||“shadow (cast by an object or form), shade”||✧ Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY|
|deloth||“abhorrence, detestation, loathing”||soft-mutation||✧ Ety/DYEL (delos)|
|dae²||“very”||✧ EtyAC/DAƷ (dae)|
|ᴹ√DYEL||“feel fear and disgust; abhor”||✧ EtyAC/DAY|