S. Barad Nimras loc. “White Horn Tower”
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this tower was first named N. Tindobel (LR/129, 265). In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, Tolkien changed the name to the Tower of Ingildon (WJ/118, notes §90) and later to its final form Barad Nimras (WJ/197-8, notes §120).
References ✧ SA/barad, nim, ras; SI/Barad Nimras; SMI/Barad Nimras; WJI/Barad Nimras, Ingildon
|barad||“tower, great towering building”||✧ SA/barad|
|rass||“horn”||✧ SA/ras (ras)|
S. Ingildon loc. “?”
References ✧ WJI/Barad Nimras, Ingildon
N. Tindobel loc. “Twilit City, Starlit City”
Earliest name of Barad Nimras in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/331; LR/129, 265). It appeared in The Etymologies with the gloss “Twilit City, Starlit City”, a combination of tinnu “twilight” and the lenited form of gobel “town” (Ety/PEL(ES), TIN).
See S. Barad Nimras for further discussion.
References ✧ Ety/PEL(ES), TIN; EtyAC/TIN; LR/270; LRI; SMI; WJI/Ingildon, Tindobel
|tinnu||“(starry) twilight, dusk, early night (without moon)”||✧ Ety/TIN|
|gobel||“walled house or village, town”||soft-mutation||✧ Ety/PEL(ES)|
|ᴹ√TIN||“sparkle, emit slender (silver pale) beams”||✧ Ety/PEL(ES)|
|ᴹ√PEL(ES)||“revolve on fixed point”||✧ Ety/TIN|