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place name. Black Root

topon. Black Root. >> mor, thond

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:96] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


noun. black root

morn (“dark, black”) + thond (“root”) Nd doesn’t become nn > n at the end of fully accented monosyllables, such as thond.

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place name. Blackroot

Name of a river in Gondor translated “Blackroot” (LotR/770), a combination of morn “black” and thond “root” (LotR/1115, PE17/96).

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).


morn“black, dark; night”
thond“root, root, [N.] base; root-word”


  • Mor-thond ✧ Let/178
Sindarin [Let/178; LotR/0770; LotR/1115; LotRI/Blackroot; LotRI/Morthond Vale; PE17/096; PMI/Morthond; RC/524; RC/766; UTI/Morthond; VT42/14] Group: Eldamo. Published by