S. Eregion loc. “Hollin, (lit.) Holly-region”

S. Eregion, loc. “Hollin, (lit.) Holly-region”

The realm of the Noldor in Middle Earth during the Second Age, translated “Hollin” (LotR/305) but more accurately “Holly-region” (RC/772). This name is a combination of ereg “holly” and the suffix -ion² “-region” (SA/ereg; PE17/37, 42).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this region was first named N. Nan-eregdos in a chronology for Chapter XV (TI/166), but appeared in the draft text as N. Eregion (TI/124-5). This form also appeared in The Etymologies, already with the derivation given above (Ety/ÉREK).

References ✧ LotR/305; LotRI/Eregion, Hollin; MRI; PE17/37, 42; PMI; RC/772; RSI; S/286; SA/ereg; SI; UTI

Glosses

Related

Elements

ereg “holly, thorn” ✧ PE17/42; SA/ereg
-ion² “-region, -land” ✧ PE17/37 ((i)on); PE17/42; PE17/42

Element In


N. Eregion loc. “Hollin”

See S. Eregion for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ERÉK; TI/124, 173, 182; TII

Glosses

Elements

ereg¹ “holly-tree” ✧ Ety/ERÉK
*-ion² “-region, -land”

Element In

Cognates


N. Nan-eregdos loc. “Hollin”

Earliest Elvish name for “Hollin” (S. Eregion) appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/166), apparently a combination of nann “grassland” and eregdos “holly”.

See S. Eregion for further discussion.

References ✧ TI/166; TII/Eregion

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Changes

Elements

nann “wide grassland”
eregdos “holly, holly-tree”