n. fenced land. . This gloss was rejected.
noun. fenced land
place name. Fenced Land
The walled region around Minas Tirith (LotR/749), translated “Fenced Land” (PE17/65, 95; RC/512), a combination of pêl “fenced field” (SA/pel) and dôr “land”.
Possible Etymology: David Salo suggested that its initial element could have developed from an archaic older form of pêl: ✶peles- ⇒ OS. peleh-ndore (GS/388), which explains its initial form Pelen-. See below for possible phonetic developments.
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Pelennor (WR/268).
- √PEL “fence, border, edge; bound, limit; go round, encircle, fence, border, edge; bound, limit; go round, encircle; [ᴹ√] revolve on fixed point” ✧ PE17/065
Word Gloss pêl “*fenced field, [N.] fenced field” dôr “land, land, [N.] region where certain people live, [ᴱN.] country; [G.] people of the land”
Development Stages Sources √PEL > pelennor [pelesendore] > [pelehendore] > [pelehendor] > [pelendor] > [pelennor] ✧ PE17/065
- pelennor ✧ PE17/065; PE17/095
noun. fenced inner land
pel (from stem pel- “go round, revolve”) + end (from enedh “middle”) + (n-)dor (“land, dwelling”)
_ n. _fenced land.