Sindarin 


place name. Bed of Gold, Golden-bed

Another name of the river Ascar translated “Golden-bed” (S/235), a combination of rath “river-bed” and the lenited form of glóriel “golden” (SA/laurë; Ety/RAT, LÁWAR).

Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name was N. Rathlorion “Golden-bed” (SM/134), later changed to N. Rathloriel “Bed of Gold” (LR/141). The second name appeared in The Etymologies, with essentially the same derivation as given above (Ety/RAT, LÁWAR). In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s the o was lengthened (WJ/346), and Tolkien considered changing the name to Rathmalad or Rathmallen (WJ/191, 353).

Sindarin [S/235.3205; SA/laurë.023; SI/Rathlóriel.001; WJI/Rathlóriel.001; WJI/Rathlóriel.004; WJI/Rathlóriel.018; WJI/Rathlóriel.019] Group: Eldamo. Published by