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Dol Guldur

noun. hill of dark magic

(n-)dol (“hill”), (n-)gûl (“magic”) + dûr (“dark”)

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Dol Guldur

Dol Guldur

topon. -. dol, doll

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dol guldur

place name. Hill of Sorcery

Fortress of the Necromancer in Mirkwood (LotR/250). This name is a combination of dol(l) “head, hill” and guldur “sorcery” (SA/dol, gûl, dûr; PE17/32).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as (Ilk.?) Dol Dúghol (TI/178), with several variations in the second element as Tolkien worked through the drafts (sometimes u instead of o, sometimes gh instead of g). The form Dol Guldur did not appear until very late in Tolkien’s writing (WR/122).

Sindarin [LotRI/Dol Guldur.001; PE17/031.2705; PE17/032.1202; PE17/036.3203; PMI/Dol Guldur.001; RSI/Dol Guldur.001; SA/dol.013; SA/dûr.007; SA/gûl.004; SI/Dol Guldur.001; TII/Dol Dúgol.019; UTI/Dol Guldur.001; WR/122.3706; WRI/Dol Guldur.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by