S. Morgai loc. “Black Fence”

S. Morgai, loc. “Black Fence”

A ridge of mountains inside Mordor (LotR/899) translated “Black Fence” (RC/601, PE17/101), a combination of morn “black” and the lenited form of cai “hedge” (PE17/101, UT/282).

Conceptual Development: The name was N. Morgai when it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/438, SD/26).

References ✧ LotRI; PE17/101; RC/601; UT/282; UTI



morn “black, dark; night” ✧ PE17/101
cai “hedge” soft-mutation ✧ PE17/101 (#gai); UT/282

N. Morgai loc.

See S. Morgai for discussion.

References ✧ SD/26; SDI1/Morgai; WRI