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Ered Wethrin

Ered Wethrin


Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:128] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

Ered Wethrin

noun. shadowy mountains

ered (pl. of orod “mountain”), gwethrin (pl. of gwathren “shadowy, dim”)

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ered wethrin

place name. Mountains of Shadow, (lit.) Shadowy Mountains

Mountains in northern Beleriand translated “Mountains of Shadow” (S/106), but more accurately “Shadowy Mountains” (S/118, PE17/43). This name is a combination of the plural of orod “mountain” and the lenited plural of the adjective gwathren “shadowy, dim” (SA/gwath, VT42/9).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the early 1930s, these mountains were first called Eryd-Lómin “Mountains of Shadow” (SM/139), a remnant of earlier G. lómin “shadowy”. This name was revised to N. Eredwethion “Shadowy Mountains” later in the 1930s (SM/268, LR/250), and similar forms S. Eryd-wethion and Eryd-wethian(d) appeared in notes from the 1950s as well (PE17/42-3, WJ/113). Generally, though, the name was changed to Ered Wethrin in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, often appearing with the proper Sindarin plural of orod: S. Eryd (MR/297, WJ/113).

Sindarin [LBI/Ered Wethrin; LR/300; LT1I/Ered Wethrin; LT2I/Ered Wethrin; MR/297; MRI/Eryd Wethrin; PE17/043; S/106; S/118; SA/gwath; SI/Ered Wethrin; SI/Shadowy Mountains; SMI/Eredlómin; SMI/Eredwethion; SMI/Eredwethrin; UTI/Ered Wethrin; WJ/113; WJ/117; WJI/Eryd Wethrin] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ephel dúath

place name. Mountains of Shadow, (lit.) Fence of Shadow

The “Mountains of Shadow” west of Mordor (LotR/636), or more literally the “Fence of Shadow” (RC/457). This name is combination of ephel “fence” and dúath “night shadow” (SA/pel, dú, gwath; PE17/152).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, the earliest Elvish name these mountains was simply N. Duath (TI/309, TI/343), later revised to N. Hebel Dúath (WR/122) and finally Ephel Dúath (WR/180).

Sindarin [LotR/0636; LotRI/Ephel Dúath; LotRI/Mountains of Shadow; LotRI/Shadowy Mountains; PE17/152; RC/457; S/292; SA/dú; SA/gwath; SA/pel; SDI1/Ephel Dúath; SI/Ephel Dúath; TII/Ephel Dúath; UTI/Ephel Dúath; WR/122; WR/180; WRI/Ephel Dúath] Group: Eldamo. Published by