place name. Black Root
noun. black root
morn (“dark, black”) + thond (“root”) Nd doesn’t become nn > n at the end of fully accented monosyllables, such as thond.
place name. Blackroot
Conceptual Development: This river was already named N. Morthond “Blackroot” when it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/167).
Word Gloss morn “black, dark; night” thond “root, root, [N.] base; root-word”
- Mor-thond ✧ Let/178