S. Eglahir loc. “*Elf-river”

S. Eglahir, loc. “*Elf-river”

A name for a river in Beleriand, replacing earlier Ilk. Eldor/Eglor (SM/227) and replaced in turn by the name S. Nenning (WJ/117). It appears to be a combination of the prefixal form Egla- of Eglan “Forsaken (Elf)” and the lenited form -hir of sîr “river” also appearing in names such as Linhir and Nanduhirion.

See S. Nenning for further discussion.

References ✧ SM/227; SMI; WJ/117; WJI

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Eglan “Forsaken (Elf)” prefix
sîr “river, stream” soft-mutation

Ilk. Eglor loc. “Elf-river”

An earlier name for S. Nenning, the river flowing past the haven of Eglorest, marked Ilkorin and translated “Elf-river” in the Etymologies (Ety/ELED). It is likely an elaboration of Ilk. Egla “Elf”. Earlier still the river was named Eldor (SM/227), perhaps containing the earlier (rejected) Ilkorin word Ilk. Eld “Elf”.

See S. Nenning for further discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ELED, RIS²; LRI; RSI; SM/227; SMI/Eglor, Eldor, Nenning; WJ/117; WJI/Eglahir

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Egla “Star-folk, Elf” ✧ Ety/ELED
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ᴹ√ELED “Star-Folk, Elves” ✧ Ety/RIS²

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