Sindarin 


noun. golden circle

corn (“round”) + mal(d) (“gold”) + en (adjective suffix)

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


place name. Golden Circle

A field in Ithilien where the victory of the War of the Ring was celebrated (LotR/948). In his “Unfinished Index” of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien translated this name as “Golden Circle”, a combination of cor “ring” and mallen “golden” (RC/625).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Kormallen (SD/55).


cor“ring, circle”
mallen“golden, golden, [N.] of gold”
Sindarin [LotRI/Cormallen; RC/625; SA/mal] Group: Eldamo. Published by