ring (“cold”) + lô (“shallow lake, fenland”)
noun. cold water
place name. Chillflood
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Ringlo with a short o (WR/287).
Word Gloss ring “cold, chill, cold, chill, [G.] cool” l(h)ô “flood, fenland, flood, fenland; [G.] pool, lake”
- Ringlo ✧ PE17/096; PE17/136 (Ringlo); PE17/136 (Ringlo); VT48/27 (Ringlo); VT48/27 (Ringlo); VT48/28
- ringlo ✧ PE17/137
. This gloss was rejected.
The name Ringló was composed of the elements Ring, meaning "cold, chill", and ló (earlier loga), meaning "fenland". The second element referred to the fact that at its source the Ringló came from a shallow lake fed by a high snowfield in the White Mountains.