S. Mithlond loc. “Grey Havens”

S. Mithlond, loc. “Grey Havens”

Sindarin name of the Grey Havens (LotR/1030), a combination of mith “grey” and lond “haven” (SA/mith, londë).

Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name was given as N. Mithond (per Christopher Tolkien probably a slip), later revised to Mithrond and finally N. Mithlond (WR/80, note #16). The gloss of this name on the early maps of the Lord of the Rings is unclear, and instead could be “Grey Gulf” (TI/423).

References ✧ LotR/1030; LotRI/Grey Havens, Mithlond; SA/londë, mith; SI/Grey Havens, Havens, Mithlond; UTI



mith “grey, light grey, pale grey” ✧ SA/mith
lond “(land-locked) haven” ✧ SA/londë

N. Mithlond loc. “?Grey Havens, Grey Gulf”

See S. Mithlond for discussion.

References ✧ SDI1/Mithlond; TI/423; TII; WR/80; WRI





mith¹ “grey”
lhonn “(narrow) path, strait, pass”