S. Amon Dîn loc. “Silent Hill”
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Ring drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Amon Thorn (WR/232).
References ✧ LotRI/Amon Dîn; PE17/95, 98; SA/dîn; SDI1/Amon Dîn; UT/319; UTI/Amon Dîn; WR/233; WRI/Amon Dîn
|amon||“hill, mountain with steep sides; lump, clump, mass”|
|dîn||“silence; silent, quiet”||✧ PE17/95; PE17/98; SA/dîn|
N. Amon Thorn loc.
An earlier name for Amon Dîn (WR/232). The meaning of its second element is unclear; Roman Rausch suggested several possible interpretions (EE/3.22), the most likely of which seems to be thoron “eagle”.
See S. Amon Dîn for further discussion.
References ✧ WR/232; WRI/Amon Lhaw