Sindarin

Imladris

topon. Rivendell, (lit.) Deep Dale of the Cleft

Sindarin name of Rivendell (LotR/657), a combination of imlad “deep valley” and riss “cleft” (PE17/87), so literally “Deep Dale of the Cleft” (RC/482).
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Imlad-ril (rejected) >> Imladrist (TI/120), but was soon revised to Imladris (TI/146), a form that also appeared in the Etymologies with essentially the same derivation as given above (Ety/RIS²).

[LotR/0657.4411, LotR/1134.3502, LotRI/Imladris.001, PE17/087.3802, PM/044.1603, PMI/Imladris.001, RC/774.3907, RGEO/62.3605, S/288.3412, SA/lad.015, SA/ris.035, SI/Imladris.001, UTI/Imladris.001, VT47/14.1303] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Westron

Karnigul

topon. Rivendell

[LotR/1134.3507, PM/044.1609, PM/068.3604, PM/083.4503, PMI/Imladris.006] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Karningul

topon. Rivendell

[LotR/1134.3507, PM/044.1609, PM/068.3604, PM/083.4503, PMI/Imladris.006] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Karningul

topon. Rivendell

[LotR/1134.3507, PM/044.1609, PM/068.3604, PM/083.4503, PMI/Imladris.006] Published by

Qenya

Arkimbele

topon. Rivendell

A Quenya name for Imladris(t) (Rivendell) appearing only in the locative form Arkimbelesse “at Rivendell” in linguistic notes from the 1940s (PE22/125). The etymology of the name is unclear, but it probably contains imbe² “dell”.

[PE22/125.3011] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Imbeláris

topon. Rivendell

A Quenya name for Imladris(t) (Rivendell) given on a rejected paged of linguistic notes from the 1940s (PE22/127), simply a the Quenyarized form of the Noldorin name.

[PE22/127.2606] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Latimberista

topon. Rivendell

A Quenya name for Imladris(t) (Rivendell) given on a rejected paged of linguistic notes from the 1940s (PE22/127). The elements of this Quenya name are the same as its Noldorin cognate: Tolkien stated that is initial element is latimbe “glen” (√LAT + imbe²), and its final element is clearly rista “cut”. On the same page, Tolkien stated that this name was not used in practice, and was replaced the Quenyarized form of the Noldorin name: Imbeláris.

[PE22/127.2508] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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