S. Methiriad loc. “?End of Two Rivers”

S. Methiriad, loc. “?End of Two Rivers”

Region between Doriath and the river Narog appearing on revisions to the Silmarillion map from the 1950s-60s, also labeled “Mid-Beleriand” (WJ/184). According to Christopher Tolkien, this name appears nowhere else (WJ/190 note #60). The meaning of this name does not match its gloss. David Salo suggested it might be a combination of meth “end”, the lenited form of sîr “river” with the dual suffix -ad (GS/384).

References ✧ WJ/190; WJI



#meth “last”
sîr “river, stream” soft-mutation
-ad “dual”