Sindarin 


noun. the deer’s leap

cabed (ger. of cab- “leap”) + en (gen. article) + aras (“deer”)

Sindarin [Tolkiendil] Group: Tolkiendil Compound Sindarin Names. Published by


place name. Deer’s Leap

The original name of Cabed Naeramarth before Nienor leapt to her death (S/224), translated “Deer’s Leap” (UT/150). It is a combination of cabed “leap”, en “of the” and aras “deer”.

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, this name was first written Mengas Dûr, quickly revised Cabad-en-Aras with an a in the last syllable of the first word, and finally changed to Cabed-en-Aras with an e (WJ/156).


  • Cabad-en-ArasCabed-en-Aras ✧ WJ/100
  • Cabad-en-ArasCabed-en-Aras ✧ WJ/156
  • Cabad-en-ArasCabed-en-Aras ✧ WJI/Cabed-en-Aras


  • Cabad-en-Aras ✧ WJ/100 (Cabad-en-Aras); WJ/156 (Cabad-en-Aras); WJI/Cabed-en-Aras
Sindarin [LT2I/Cabed-en-Aras; SI/Cabed-en-Aras; UT/150; UTI/Cabed-en-Aras; WJ/100; WJ/156; WJI/Cabed-en-Aras] Group: Eldamo. Published by