S. Eglador loc. “Land of the Eglir (Forsaken)”

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

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Eglan “Forsaken (Elf)” prefix ✧ SI/Eglath (Eglath); WJ/379
dôr “land”

Derivations


Ilk. Eglador loc. “Land of the Elves”

See S. Eglador for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/AR², ELED, GAT(H)

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Egla “Star-folk, Elf” ✧ Ety/ELED; Ety/GAT(H) (Eglath)
dôr “land”

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