S. Berennyr loc. “Brown Lands”

S. Berennyr, loc. “Brown Lands”

Sindarin name of the “Brown Lands”, appearing in Tolkien’s “Unfinished Index” of The Lord of the Rings (RC/343). The initial element is clearly the plural of baran “brown”, and the second element is probably a mutated plural of dôr “land”. The form was (incorrectly) published as Berennyn in RC, with a correction appearing in Addenda and Corrigenda to The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion.

References ✧ RC/343




baran “brown, golden-brown” plural ✧ RC/343
dôr “land” plural