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