Sindarin name of the “Brown Lands”, appearing in Tolkien’s “Unfinished Index” of The Lord of the Rings (RC/343). The initial element is clearly the plural of baran “brown”, and the second element is probably a mutated plural of dôr “land”. The form was (incorrectly) published as Berennyn in RC, with a correction appearing in Addenda and Corrigenda to The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion.
place name. Brown Lands
Word Gloss baran “brown, golden-brown, brown, golden-brown; [N.] swart, dark brown” dôr “land, land, [N.] region where certain people live, [ᴱN.] country; [G.] people of the land”
- Berennyn ✧ RC/343