A Noldorin name for the “Goblin Gate” appearing only in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, as both Annerchin and Annerchion (RS/416, TI/114). It seems to a combination of a shorter form of annon “gate” with a plural form of orch “Orc”, hence more literally “✱Gate of Goblins”. The function of the suffix -i(o)n is unclear; Roman Rausch suggested it might be a plural or genitive plural suffix (EE/1.8, 2.6).
place name. Goblin Gate
Word Gloss annon “great gate, door” orch “goblin” ?
- Annerchin ✧ RS/416; RSI/Annerchin
- Annerchion ✧ TI/114; TII/Annerchion