N. Dunruin loc. “Red Valley”

N. Dunruin, loc. “Red Valley”

Earlier name for Nanduhirion in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s that matched the river name Ruinnel “Red Way” (RS/464). It seems to be a combination of a variant form of tum “valley” and a variant or lenited form of gruin “ruddy”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/1.13).

References ✧ RS/464; RSI



tum? “(deep) valley”
gruin “ruddy” soft-mutation