N. Palath-ledin loc. “Gladden Fields”

N. Palath-ledin, loc. “Gladden Fields”
Earliest Elvish name for the Gladden Fields appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/114), a combination of palath² “iris” and a plural (possibly Ilkorin) form of lhad “plain”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.8).

See Nan. Loeg Ningloron for further discussion.

References ✧ TI/114; TII



palath² “iris” ✧ TI/114
lhad “plain” soft-mutation plural ✧ TI/114 (ledin)