S. Menegroth loc. “Thousand Caves”
Conceptual Development: The name Ilk. Menegroth appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/114, LR/220), and was designated as Doriathrin [Ilkorin] in The Etymologies, where it had essentially the same derivation as given above (Ety/ROD). In one late note the name was given as Menegrond, which might be a “pure Sindarin” form of this name as suggested by Carl Hostetter (NM/365).
References ✧ LB/332; LBI; LT2I; MRI; NM/365; PMI; S/56, 93; SA/groth; SI/Menegroth, Thousand Caves; UTI; WJ/415; WJI
|groth||“large excavation, delving, underground dwelling”||✧ SA/groth; WJ/415|
Ilk. Menegroth loc. “Thousand Caves”
References ✧ Ety/ROD; LR/114, 220; LRI; PE22/41; SMI
|#meneg||“thousand”||✧ Ety/ROD (#Meneg)|
|rôth||“cave”||✧ Ety/ROD (roth)|