S. Ost-in-Edhil loc. “Fortress of the Eldar”

S. Ost-in-Edhil, loc. “Fortress of the Eldar”

Home of the Noldor in Eriador during the Second Age, described as the “city of the Elves” (S/286) and translated by Christopher Tolkien as “Fortress of the Eldar” (SI/Ost-in-Edhil). This name is a combination of ost “fortress, city”, the plural in of the definite article and the plural of Edhel “Elf” (SA/os(t), edhel).

References ✧ S/286; SA/edhel, os(t); SI; UTI



ost “fort, fortress, stronghold, citadel; fortified town; enclosure” ✧ SA/os(t)
“the” plural ✧ SA/edhel (in)
Edhel “Elf” plural ✧ SA/edhel (Edhil)