S. Angmar loc. “*Iron Home”

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


ang “iron” ✧ RC/20
mbar(ă) “dwelling, habitation” ✧ RC/20 (mbar-)

N. Angmar loc.

See S. Angmar for discussion.

References ✧ WR/334; WRI


ang “iron”
ᴹQ. mar “home, dwelling, house, habitation; earth”