S. Pelennor loc. “Fenced Land”
The walled region around Minas Tirith (LotR/749), translated “Fenced Land” (PE17/65, 95; RC/512), a combination of pêl “fenced field” (SA/pel) and dôr “land”.
Possible Etymology: David Salo suggested that its initial element could have developed from an archaic older form of pêl: ✶peles- ⇒ OS. peleh-ndore (GS/388), which explains its initial form Pelen-. See below for possible phonetic developments.
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Pelennor (WR/268).
References ✧ LotRI; PE17/65, 95; PMI; RC/512; SA/pel; UTI
|#pêl||“*fenced field”||✧ PE17/95 (#pel)|
|√PEL||“fence, border, edge; bound, limit; go round, encircle”||✧ SA/pel|
|√PEL > pelennor||[pelesendore] > [pelehendore] > [pelehendor] > [pelendor] > [pelennor]||✧ PE17/65|