Sindarin 


noun. thousand caves

meneg (#probably “thousand”) + groth (“large underground dwelling”)

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


place name. Thousand Caves, Thousand Caves or Delvings

The cave-palace of Thingol in Doriath, translated “Thousand Caves” (S/56). It is a combination of meneg “thousand” and groth “cave” (SA/groth, WJ/415).

Conceptual Development: The name Ilk. Menegroth appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/114, LR/220), and was designated as Doriathrin [Ilkorin] in The Etymologies, where it had essentially the same derivation as given above (Ety/ROD).

Sindarin [LB/332.3502; LBI/Menegroth.001; LT2I/Menegroth.001; MRI/Menegroth.001; PMI/Menegroth.001; S/056.0907; S/093.0803; SA/groth.007; SI/Menegroth.001; SI/Thousand Caves.004; UTI/Menegroth.001; WJ/415.0708; WJI/Menegroth.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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place name. Thousand Caves
Doriathrin [Ety/ROD.020; LR/114.2503; LR/220.2601; LRI/Menegroth.001; PE22/041.0601; SMI/Menegroth.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by