S. Orfalch Echor loc. “*High Cleft of the Outer Circle”

S. Orfalch Echor, loc. “*High Cleft of the Outer Circle”

A ravine in the Echoriath leading to Gondolin (S/239). This name seems to be a combination of (N.) or “above”, falch “cleft” and echor “outer circle”, perhaps meaning “*High Cleft of the Outer Circle”.

Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, a similar ravine was named G. Glorfalc “Golden Cleft” (LT2/150), whose the final element G. falc “cleft” resembles the element in the later name, possibly of the same meaning.

References ✧ LBI/Orfalch Echor; LT2I/Orfalch Echor; SA/echor; SMI/Orfalch Echor; UTI/Orfalch Echor

Elements

N. or “above”
#falch “*cleft, ravine” ✧ SA/echor (#falch)
echor “outer circle; encircling” ✧ SA/echor

G. Glorfalc loc. “Golden Cleft”

References ✧ GL/40; LT2/150; LT2A/Glorfalc; LT2I; PE13/101; PE15/25; SMI

Glosses

Variations

Changes

Elements

glôr “gold” ✧ GL/40; LT2A/Glorfalc (Glor); PE15/25 (Glor)
falc “cleft, gash; cleft, ravine, cliffs” ✧ LT2A/Glorfalc

Cognates