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Emyn Muil

noun. drear hills

emyn (pl. of amon “hill”), muil (Dor. “twilight, shadow, vagueness”)

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emyn muil

place name. Drear Hills

Hills between the river Anduin and the Dead Marshes (LotR/373), translated “Drear Hills” in Tolkien’s “Unfinished Index” of The Lord of the Rings (RC/334). It appears to be a combination of the plural of amon “hill” and muil, either an adjective meaning “drear” or a noun meaning “dreariness” (see its entry for further discussion).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, these hills went through many names: N. Duil Rain >> N. Emyn R(h)ain (TI/268), later N. Sern Lamrach >> N. Trandóran before finally settling on Ety Muil (TI/424).

Sindarin [LotRI/Emyn Muil; PMI/Emyn Muil; RC/334; SDI1/Emyn Muil; TI/424; TII/Emyn Muil; UTI/Emyn Muil; WRI/Emyn Muil] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Emyn Muil

place name. the drear hills

Emyn Muil is a Sindarin name meaning "the drear hills"; the word emyn is the plural form of amon ("hill").

Sindarin [Tolkien Gateway "Emyn Muil"] Published by