N. Lonnath-Ernin loc.

N. Lonnath-Ernin, loc.

An alternate name of Harlond appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/370). The first element is most likely the class-plural of lhonn (“?haven”), but the meaning of the second element is less clear. In his Sindarin dictionary, Didier Willis suggested it might be a plural of the adjective arnen (“?royal”) also seen in the name of the nearby hills Emyn Arnen, though Tolkien may have abandoned this concept later by redefining Arnen as “beside the water” (HSD/arnen).

See S. Harlond for further discussion.

References ✧ WR/370; WRI/Harlond



lhonn “(narrow) path, strait, pass”
arnen “?royal” plural ✧ WR/370 (ernin)