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Sîr Ninglor

noun. gladden (water-gold) river

sîr (“river”), nîn (pl. of nen “water”) + glaur (“gold”); not clear why the second element of Ninglor is not lenited, David Salo states that gh before a nasal could probably revert back to g, before it became zero, TolkLang message 19.31.

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

sîr ninglor

place name. Gladden River

Sindarin name of the Gladden River (UT/280), a combination of sîr “river” and ninglor “golden water-flower”, also seen in Loeg Ningloron “Gladden Fields, (lit.) Pools of the Golden Water-flowers” (S/295; SI/Gladden Fields, Loeg Ningloron).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this river was first named as N. Palathrin “Gladden” (RS/432).


sîr“river, stream”
ninglor“golden water-flower, golden water-flower, *yellow iris”
Sindarin [UT/280; UT/281; UTI/Gladden; UTI/Sîr Ninglor] Group: Eldamo. Published by