S. Anghabar loc. “Iron-delvings”

S. Anghabar, loc. “Iron-delvings”

A mine in the Echoriath (S/138), translated as “Iron-delvings” by Christopher Tolkien in the Silmarillion Appendix (SI/Anghabar). Its initial element is clearly ang “iron” (SA/ang), so its second element must mean “delving”, possibly a lenited form habar of the word *sabar (attested only in compounds).

References ✧ SA/anga; SI



ang “iron” ✧ SA/anga
#sabar “delving” soft-mutation ✧ SA/anga (#habar)