S. Legolin loc.

S. Legolin, loc.

One of the seven streams from which Ossiriand got its name (S/123). This name is an extension of legol “running free” (Ety/LEK). Given the river’s location in Ossiriand, this name might be Nandorin instead.

Conceptual Development: In its first appearances in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this river was named Loeglin, revised to Legolin (SM/135). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, the name Ilk. Legolin was designated Ilkorin, with the derivation given above (Ety/LEK). Like many of the river names in Ossiriand, Tolkien did not give a new etymology of the name after he abandoned the Ilkorin language.

References ✧ S/123; SI; WJI


#legol “[Ilk.] nimble, active, running free” ✧ S/123 (#legol)

Ilk. Legolin loc.

See S. Legolin for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/LEK; LRI; SM/135; SMI/Legolin, Loeglin




legol “nimble, active, running free” ✧ Ety/LEK