N. Ardholen loc. “Hidden Realm”

N. Ardholen, loc. “Hidden Realm”

A Noldorin equivalent of Ilk. Garthurian “Fenced Realm, Hidden Realm” appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/GAT(H)). It seems to be a combination of ardh “realm” and the lenited form of dolen “hidden”. The related name Arthoren has a different meaning: “Fenced Realm”

See S. Arthórien for further discussion.

Reference ✧ Ety/GAT(H)



ardh “realm”
dolen “hidden, secret” soft-mutation