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Minas Ithil

noun. the tower of the moon

minas (“tower, fort”), Ithil (“the moon”)

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

minas ithil

place name. Tower of the (Rising) Moon

Original name of Minas Morgul, translated “Tower of the Rising Moon” (LotR/244), a combination of minas “tower” and Ithil “Moon” (SA/minas, sil).

Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, the name N. Minas Ithil was translated more literally as “Tower of the Moon” (TI/119).


minas“tower, fort, city (with a citadel and central watch tower)”


  • Minas Anor ✧ LotR/0244
Sindarin [LotR/0244; LotRI/Minas Ithil; LotRI/Tower of the (Rising) Moon; PMI/Minas Ithil; S/291; SA/sil; SI/Minas Ithil; UTI/Minas Ithil] Group: Eldamo. Published by