S. Himring loc. “Ever-cold”
A hill where Maedhros built his stronghold, translated “Ever-cold” (S/123). This name appears to be a compound of him¹ “ever” (Ety/KHIM, EtyAC/KHIM) and ring “cold” (Ety/RINGI).
Conceptual Development: This name first appeared in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s as ᴱN. Himling of unclear meaning (LB/263) and the form N. Himling also appeared in the Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/108, LR/145) before being revised to N. Himring, at which point it was translated “Ever-cold” for the first time (LR/265).
References ✧ S/123; SA/ring; SI; WJI
|#him¹||“ever”||✧ S/123 (#him)|
|ring||“cold, chill”||✧ SA/ring|
N. Himring loc. “Ever-cold”
References ✧ LBI/Himling; LR/145, 177, 189, 265; LRI; SM/108; SMI/Himling; TII/Himling
|him||“enduring, continually; steadfast, abiding”|
N. Himling loc.
References ✧ LR/145, 189; LRI/Himring; SM/108; SMI; TII; WJI/Himring
ᴱN. Himling loc.
References ✧ LB/263; LBI