S. Ithilien loc. “Land of the Moon”
Region of Gondor containing Minas Ithil (LotR/1115) translated “Land of the Moon” (RC/233). This name is a combination of Ithil “moon” and the plural form of the suffix -ian(d) “land” (SA/sil, PE17/42).
Conceptual Development: This name was already N. Ithilien when it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/318, WR/133).
References ✧ LotR/1115; LotRI; PE17/42; PMI; RC/233, 776; SA/sil; UT/318; UTI
|-ian(d)||“-land”||plural||✧ PE17/42 (ien); PE17/42 (ien); UT/318 (-end)|