S. Pinnath Gelin loc. “Green Ridges”

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)

N. Pinnath Gelin loc. “Green Hills”

See S. Pinnath Gelin for discussion.

References ✧ WR/280, 437; WRI/Pinnath Gelin