S. Ethring loc. “*Across Cold”

S. Ethring, loc. “*Across Cold”

Name of a bridge across the river Ringló appearing on the maps of The Lord of the Rings (LotR/1086). The second element of this name is almost certainly ring “cold”. This first element may be a mutated form of the prefix (N.) ath- “across”, with short [a] becoming [e] preceding an [i] (as suggested by David Salo, GS/378).

Elements

N. ath- “on both sides, across”
ring “cold, chill”