Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name first appeared as N. Dor Granthir (LR/265), using the earlier form of his name N. Cranthir, undergoing soft mutation according to the earlier rules of Noldorin, in which both nouns and adjectives are lenited in this position, not just adjectives as in Sindarin.
place name. Land of Caranthir
Word Gloss dôr “land, land, [N.] region where certain people live, [ᴱN.] country; [G.] people of the land” Caranthir “Red-face”