topon. Norbury, (lit.) Northern Fortress

The old capital of Arnor, translated “Norbury” (LotR/9). It is a compound of forn “north” and ost “city, fortress” (SA/formen, os(t)).
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Osforod “Northburg” (TI/120), later revised to N. Fornobel (TI/147) and finally Fornost (WR/76).

[LotR/0009.2704, LotRI/Fornost.001, LotRI/Norbury.003, PM/039.2607, PMI/Fornost.001, RC/774.2705, SA/formen.012, SA/os(t).007, SI/Fornost.001, TI/304.2809, TII/Fornost.001, UTI/Fornost.001, WR/076.2901, WRI/Fornost.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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