Q. Calaciryan (Calaciryand-) loc. “*Land of Calacirya”
- Q. Calaciryan (Calaciryand-), loc. “*Land of Calacirya”
According to Tolkien: “the region of Eldamar near the entrance to the ravine [Calacirya] where the Light was brighter and
more beautiful” (RGEO/62). It seems to be a combination of Calacirya
“Pass of Light” with the suffix -yan(de)
) “-land”. This suffix is rarely used in Quenya, but is commonly seen in Sindarin as the suffix -ian(d)
. In some places, Tolkien used this name to refer directly to the pass itself (MR/176, WJ/403).
References ✧ MR/87, 176; MRI/Kalakiryan; PE17/73; RGEO/62; WJ/403; WJI/Kalakiryan
Q. Calacirian loc. “Anglicanized Calaciryan”
An anglicanized form of Calaciryan
appearing in Bilbo’s “Song of Eärendil” poem (LotR/235). In Lord of the Rings
drafts it appeared in the form Calacilian
(TI/93) matching the earier form ᴹQ. Kalakilya
for the “Pass of Light”.
References ✧ LotR/235; PE17/20, 73; RGEO/62; TII