S. Ossiriand loc. “Land of Seven Rivers”

S. Ossiriand, loc. “Land of Seven Rivers”

A region in eastern Beleriand translated Ossiriand glossed “Land of Seven Rivers” (S/94), a reduction of primitive otoso “seven” combined with sîr “river” and the suffix -ian(d) “-land” (RC/384).

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name first appeared as Assariad (SM/133) and on early maps as Ossiriath “of the Seven Rivers” (SM/233), but was soon revised to N. Ossiriand “Land of Seven Streams” (SM/116), the form it retained thereafter. Later in the 1930s its gloss was changed to “Land of Seven Rivers” (LR/128).

References ✧ LotR/469; LotRI; LT2I; MRI; PE17/81; PMI; RC/384; S/94; SA/sîr; SI; UTI; WJI

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otoso “seven”
sîr “river, stream” ✧ SA/sîr
-ian(d) “-land”
Ossir “Seven-rivers” ✧ LotR/469; RC/384

N. Ossiriand loc. “Land of Seven Rivers”

See S. Ossiriand for discussion.

References ✧ LR/128, 135, 263; LRI; SM/116, 233; SMI/Assariand, Ossiriand; TII

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ᴹ√OT/OTOS/OTOK “seven”
sîr “river”
-ian(d) “-land”

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