S. Ennor loc. “Middle-earth”
Conceptual Development: In The Etymologies from the 1930s, the form N. Emerin appeared with the same translation but a completely different derivation (Ety/MBAR). In later writings, Tolkien generally derived S. Ennor from the root √ENED “centre, middle” (Let/384, PE17/26). He considered several alternate derivations, from √ENET or √HEN(ET) (VT41/16), but these reflected his uncertainty of the proper form of the root √ENED, not of S. Ennor itself.
References ✧ Let/384; LotR/1115; MRI/Endor; PE17/26, 121; SA/dôr; SMI/Endor; VT41/16
|✶ened||“middle, center”||✧ Let/384 (en(ed))|
|✶ndorē||“land”||✧ Let/384 ((n)dor)|
|√ENED||“centre, middle; three”||✧ PE17/26 (EN(ED))|
|√NDOR||“land; hard, firm; [ᴹ√] dwell, stay, rest, abide”||✧ PE17/26|
|√HEN||“again; middle”||✧ VT41/16|
N. Emerin loc. “Middle-earth”
A Noldorin name for “Middle-earth” appearing in The Etymologies as a cognate of ᴹQ. Ambarenya (Ety/MBAR), apparently derived from the same primitive form *✶ambarenyā.
Reference ✧ Ety/MBAR ✧ “Middle-earth”
|ᴹ√MBAR > Emmerein > Emerin||[ambarenjā] > [ambarenja] > [ambarenia] > [emberenia] > [embereni] > [emberein] > [emberein] > [emmerein] > [emerein] > [emerin]||✧ Ety/MBAR|