S. Eglador loc. “Land of the Eglir (Forsaken)”
A name for region of Beleriand where the people of Círdan dwelled (WJ/379). This name is effectively a combination of the prefixal form Egla- of Eglan “Forsaken (Elf)” and dôr “land”, derived from ancient ✶etlā-ndōrē (VT42/4).
Conceptual Development: In the Etymologies from the 1930s, the Ilkorin name Eglador appeared as a name for Doriath translated “Land of the Elves” (Ety/AR², ELED, GAT(H)). This earlier name was derived from the Ilkorin word for “Elf”: Ilk. Egla. After Tolkien abandoned the Ilkorin language, the name reappeared in his “Quendi and Eldar” essay from 1959-60, with the revised meaning given above (WJ/379).
References ✧ SI; VT42/4; WJ/379; WJI
|†Eglan||“Forsaken (Elf)”||prefix||✧ SI/Eglath (Eglath); WJ/379|
Ilk. Eglador loc. “Land of the Elves”
References ✧ Ety/AR², ELED, GAT(H)
|Egla||“Star-folk, Elf”||✧ Ety/ELED; Ety/GAT(H) (Eglath)|