angren (“iron”) + ost (“fortress, stronghold”)
noun. iron fortress (Isengard)
place name. Isengard, (lit.) Iron Fortress
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Angrobel (TI/71), variously revised to N. Angost or Angrenost (TI/420; WR/44, 72), eventually settling on the latter.
- Roh. Isengard “Iron-court, Iron-enclosure” ✧ PMI/Isengard; LotRI/Isengard; RC/772
Word Gloss angren “of iron” ost “fort, fortress, stronghold, citadel; fortified town; enclosure, fort, fortress, stronghold, citadel; (fortified) town, [N.] city; [orig.] [S.] enclosure, [G.] yard”
- Angren/ost ✧ PE17/032
Fortress of Iron