S. Rían f. “Crown-gift”
Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name was N. Rían (SM/35) but in later drafts it appeared as N. Rian with a short i (LR/131), which was its usual form in this period. In The Etymologies it appeared as N. Rhian glossed “Crown-gift”, which is the source of the gloss and derivation given above (Ety/RIG). In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, the form S. Rían with a long í was restored (WJ/52).
References ✧ PMI; SI; UTI; VT50/20; WJI
N. Rian f. “Crown-gift”
References ✧ Ety/RIG; LRI; SMI/Rían; TII/Rían
|ᴹ✶rīg-anna > Rhian||[rīganna] > [rīɣanna] > [rīɣann] > [r̥īɣann] > [r̥īann] > [r̥īan]||✧ Ety/RIG|