S. Angmar loc. “*Iron Home”
The kingdom of the witch king (LotR/146). In the manuscript for Tolkien’s “Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings”, he explained that it was corrupted Elvish: the pure Sindarin form of the name would be Angbar, and the pure Quenya form would be Angamar (RC/20). It is perhaps a combination of S. ang “iron” and Q. már “home”, hence: “*Iron Home”.
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Angmar (WR/334).
References ✧ LotRI; PMI; RC/20; RSI; TII; UTI
|✶mbar(ă)||“dwelling, habitation”||✧ RC/20 (mbar-)|