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Dol Guldur

Dol Guldur

topon. -. >> dol, doll

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:32:36] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

Dol Guldur

noun. hill of dark magic

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

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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).


dol(l)“head, hill”
guldur“black arts, sorcery”
Sindarin [LotRI/Dol Guldur; PE17/031; PE17/032; PE17/036; PMI/Dol Guldur; RSI/Dol Guldur; SA/dol; SA/dûr; SA/gûl; SI/Dol Guldur; TII/Dol Dúgol; UTI/Dol Guldur; WR/122; WRI/Dol Guldur] Group: Eldamo. Published by