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noun. land of holly trees

ereg (“holly tree”) + ion (#-ond commonly used suffix in the names of regions and countries) #The suffix could be reinterpreted or might have blended with Dor. -ion - plural genitive suffix, as in Dor. Region

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place name. Hollin

_ topon. _Hollin. ereg, -ion

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place name. Hollin, Hollin, (lit.) Holly-region, Holly-region, Land of Holly

The realm of the Noldor in Middle Earth during the Second Age, translated “Hollin” (LotR/305) but more accurately “Holly-region” (RC/772). This name is a combination of ereg “holly” and the suffix -ion² “-region” (SA/ereg; PE17/37, 42).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this region was first named N. Nan-eregdos in a chronology for Chapter XV (TI/166), but appeared in the draft text as N. Eregion (TI/124-5). This form also appeared in the Etymologies, already with the derivation given above (Ety/ÉREK).

Sindarin [LotR/0305.0603; LotRI/Eregion.001; LotRI/Hollin.003; MRI/Eregion.001; PE17/037.0603; PE17/042.2702; PE17/042.3906; PMI/Eregion.001; RC/772.1602; RSI/Eregion.001; S/286.1702; SA/ereg.005; SI/Eregion.001; UTI/Eregion.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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place name. Hollin
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place name. Hollin

Earliest Elvish name for “Hollin” (S. Eregion) appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/166), apparently a combination of nann “grassland” and eregdos “holly”.

Noldorin [TI/166.0110; TII/Eregion.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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place name. Hollin

A Doriathrin variation of Region appearing in the Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/ÉREK). It was translated “Hollin” and appears to be the genitive plural of Ilk. regorn “holly-tree”.

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