Q. Nísinen [þ] loc. “*Fragrant Water”

Q. Nísinen [þ], loc. “*Fragrant Water”

A lake near Eldalondë “so named from the abundance of sweet-smelling shrubs and flowers that grew upon its banks” (UT/168). This name might be a compound of the verbal element nis- (“to smell sweetly”?) seen in nísima “fragrant” and the noun nén “water”, therefore meaning something like “*Fragrant Water” (as suggested by Helge Fauskanger, QQ/Nísinen).

References ✧ UT/168; UTI


#nis- “*to smell sweetly”
nén “water”