S. Nevrast loc. “Hither Shore”
A region on the coast of Beleriand translated “Hither Shore” (S/119), named in opposition to the shores of Aman called Haerast “Far Shore” (PE17/27). This name is a combination of nef “on this side of” and ras(t) “shore” (PE17/27).
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name was Ilk. Nivrost “West Vale” (LR/259), designated as Ilkorin in The Etymologies (Ety/NIB, ROS²). In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, it changed to Nevrast with its new translation (WJ/179, 197), though in one place Tolkien wrote Nevrost (WJ/318).
References ✧ LR/256; LRI; LT2I; PE17/27; PMI/Nivrost; S/119; SDI2/Nevrast; SI; SMI; UTI; WJ/197; WJI
|nef||“hither, on this (the speaker’s) side of; †beyond [loose translation]”||✧ PE17/27 (nev)|
Ilk. Nivrost loc. “West Vale, West-dales”
Ilkorin precursor to S. Nevrast translated “West Vale” (LR/259). In The Etymologies, it was translated “West-dales” and given as a combination of nivon “west” and rost “plain, wide land between mountains” (Ety/NIB, ROS²).
See S. Nevrast for further discussion.
References ✧ Ety/NIB, ROS²; EtyAC/NIB; LR/145, 256, 259, 266; LRI/Nevrast, Nivrost; PMI; WJ/197; WJI/Nevrast
|nivon||“forward; west”||✧ Ety/NIB; EtyAC/NIB (niv-)|
|rost||“plain, wide land between mountains”||✧ Ety/ROS²|
|ᴹ√NIB||“face, front”||✧ Ety/ROS²|