S. Sîr Ninglor loc. “Gladden River”

S. Sîr Ninglor, loc. “Gladden River”

Sindarin name of the Gladden River (UT/280-1), a combination of sîr “river” and ninglor “golden water-flower”, also seen in Loeg Ningloron “Gladden Fields, (lit.) Pools of the Golden Water-flowers” (S/295; SI/Gladden Fields, Loeg Ningloron).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this river was first named as N. Palathrin “Gladden” (RS/432).

References ✧ UT/280-281; UTI/Gladden, Sîr Ninglor



sîr “river, stream”
ninglor “golden water-flower” ✧ UT/280

N. Palathrin loc. “Gladden”

Earliest Elvish name for the river Gladden appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/432), a combination of palath² “iris” and the adjective suffix -rin, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/1.15).

References ✧ RS/432; RSI



palath² “iris” ✧ RS/432
#-ren “adjective suffix” ✧ RS/432 (#-rin)