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place name. Hollin

_ topon. _Hollin. >> ereg, -ion

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:42] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


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

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


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

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 -ion “-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).

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ereg“holly, thorn, holly, [N.] holly-tree, [S.] thorn”
-ion“-region, -land”
Sindarin [LotR/0305; LotRI/Eregion; LotRI/Hollin; MRI/Eregion; PE17/037; PE17/042; PMI/Eregion; RC/772; RSI/Eregion; S/286; SA/ereg; SI/Eregion; UTI/Eregion] Group: Eldamo. Published by