Sindarin

Falas

topon. Western Shore, (lit.) Coast

Region on the coast of Beleriand (S/58). This name is simply the word falas “shore, coast” used as a name (SA/falas). This name sometimes appears with the definite article: i Falas “The Coast” (VT42/15, Ety/PHAL). It sometimes was translated “Western Shore/Coast” (LR/128, Ety/PHAL), but the word for “west” did not appear in its Sindarin name.
Conceptual Development: This name first appeared as N. Falas in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/121, LR/128), and in the Etymologies already had the derivation given above (Ety/PHAL).

[LT1I/Falas.001, MRI/Falas.001, PMI/Falas.001, SA/falas.009, SI/Falas.001, UTI/Falas.001, VT42/15.2006, WJI/Falas.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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