S. Ithilien loc. “Land of the Moon”

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




Ithil “Moon” ✧ SA/sil
-ian(d) “-land” plural ✧ PE17/42 (ien); PE17/42 (ien); UT/318 (-end)

N. Ithilien loc. “*Moon Lands”

See S. Ithilien for discussion.

References ✧ SDI1/Ithilien; TII; WRI


Ithil “Moon”
-ian(d) “-land” plural