S. Pinnath Gelin loc. “Green Ridges”
A fiefdom in Gondor, glossed “Green Hills” in The Lord of the Rings (LotR/771) and elsewhere translated “Green Ridges”, “Green Downs” (RC/525), “Green Slopes” or “Green Crests/Ridges” (PE17/24). This name appears to be a combination of the class-plural of pind “crest, ridge” and the lenited plural form of calen “green”.
Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name was already N. Pinnath Gelin (WR/280).
References ✧ LotR/771; LotRI/Pinnath Gelin; PE17/24, 97, 173; RC/525; SA/calen; SDI1/Pinnath Gelin; TII/Pinnath Gelin
|pind||“crest, ridge”||class-plural||✧ PE17/24 (Pinnath); PE17/97 (pinn); PE17/173 (pinn); RC/525 (pinnath)|
|calen||“green; fresh, vigorous; †bright”||soft-mutation plural||✧ SA/calen (Gelin)|
|pend||“slope, steep incline, hill side; sloping (down), steeply inclined”||class-plural||✧ PE17/24 (Pinnath)|