S. Durthang loc. “Dark Oppression”

S. Durthang, loc. “Dark Oppression”

An orc-fortress in Mordor (LotR/928), translated “Dark Press or Oppression” (RC/610). This name is a compound of dûr “dark” and thang “oppression” (SA/dûr, thang).

Conceptual Development: This name was already N. Durthang when it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (SD/33).

References ✧ LotRI; RC/610; SA/dûr, thang



dûr “dark (with evil implications), gloomy, hellish” ✧ SA/dûr
thang “oppression, pressure” ✧ SA/thang

N. Durthang loc.

See S. Durthang for discussion.

References ✧ SD/33; SDI1/Durthang


dûr “dark”
thang “compulsion, duress, need, oppression”