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.
References ✧ Ety/LEK; LRI; SM/135; SMI/Legolin, Loeglin
|legol||“nimble, active, running free”||✧ Ety/LEK|