topon. Dimrill Dale, (lit.) Vale of (the Region of) Dim Streams

A valley in the Misty Mountains translated “Dimrill Dale” (LotR/283) or more literally “Vale of (the Region of) Dim Streams” (RC/269, PE17/37). It is itself a translation of Kh. Azanulbizar of similar meaning (LotR/283, TI/166, PE17/35). This name is a combination of nan(d) “valley”, “night, dimness”, the lenited form hir of sîr “river, stream”, and the suffix -ion² “-region, -land” (PE17/37).
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this valley was first named N. Tum Dincelon “Dimrill Dale” (RS/434), later revised to N. Nanduhiriath (TI/174) and finally N. Nanduhirion (TI/166).

[LotR/0283.2307, LotRI/Azanulbizar.007, LotRI/Dimrill Dale.004, LotRI/Nanduhirion.001, PE17/035.2404, PE17/037.1210, PE17/042.2711, PMI/Azanulbizar.007, PMI/Nanduhirion.001, RC/269.0503, RC/269.0608, RC/768.2810, RSI/Nanduhiriath.004, SA/sîr.074, UTI/Azanulbizar.030, UTI/Nanduhirion.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by



topon. Dimrill Dale, (lit.) Rills of the Shadows

[LotR/0283.2209, LotRI/Azanulbizar.001, LotRI/Dimrill Dale.003, PE17/035.2402, PE17/037.0102, PMI/Azanulbizar.001, PMI/Nanduhirion.005, RC/269.1006, RC/768.2807, RS/465.4205, RS/466.0604, RS/466.1405, RSI/Azanulbizâr.001, RSI/Azanulbizâr.010, TI/166.2511, TII/Azanulbizar.001, TII/Azanulbizar.004, UTI/Azanulbizar.001, UTI/Nanduhirion.029] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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