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noun. land of the Elves (Doriath)

eglan (“elf, Falathrim”) + (n-)dor (“land, dwelling place”)

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


place name. Land of the Eglir (Forsaken)

A name for region of Beleriand where the people of Círdan dwelled (WJ/379). This name is effectively a combination of the prefixal form Egla- of Eglan “Forsaken (Elf)” and dôr “land”, derived from ancient ✶etlā-ndŏrē (VT42/4).

Conceptual Development: In The Etymologies from the 1930s, the Ilkorin name Eglador appeared as a name for Doriath translated “Land of the Elves” (Ety/AR², ELED, GAT(H)). This earlier name was derived from the Ilkorin word for “Elf”: Ilk. Egla. After Tolkien abandoned the Ilkorin language, the name reappeared in his Quendi and Eldar essay from 1959-60, with the revised meaning given above (WJ/379).

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Eglan“Forsaken (Elf)”
dôr“land, land, [N.] region where certain people live, [ᴱN.] country; [G.] people of the land”

Phonetic Developments

etlā-ndŏrē > Eglannor > Eglador[etlāndorē] > [etlandorē] > [etlandore] > [etlandor] > [edlandor] > [edlannor] > [eglador]✧ VT42/04
etla-ndore > Eglandor > Eglador[etlāndorē] > [etlandorē] > [etlandore] > [etlandor] > [edlandor] > [edlannor] > [eglador]✧ VT42/04
Sindarin [SI/Eglador; VT42/04; WJ/379; WJI/Eglador] Group: Eldamo. Published by


place name. Land of the Forsaken

Probably meaning 'Land of the Forsaken', Eglador was the name of the land of Doriath before it was protected by the Girdle of Melian.

Sindarin [Tolkien Gateway "Eglador"] Published by