Sindarin 


noun. golden river

mall ([Etym. SMAL-] malt “gold”) + duin (“long and large river”) David Salo: ”dh and mh were liable to revert to d and m when they came to follow a nasal after syncope” TolkLang message 19.31.

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


place name. Yellow River

River in Beleriand (S/205) translated “Yellow River” by Christopher Tolkien (SI/Malduin), a combination of the root-form √MAL “yellow” and the lenited form of duin “river” (SA/mal, duin).


MAL“gold, yellow, gold”
duin“(large) river, (large) river; [N.] water”
Sindarin [SA/duin; SA/mal; SI/Malduin; UTI/Malduin; WJI/Malduin] Group: Eldamo. Published by