S. Egladil loc. “Elven-point”
Name for “The Angle” in Lórien (LotR/347), more accurately translated as “Elven-point” in Tolkien’s “Unfinished Index” of The Lord of the Rings (RC/307). This name is apparently combination of the prefixal form Egla- of Eglan “Forsaken (Elf)” and the lenited form of till “point”.
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Nelen, initially translated “Gore” (TI/242) or but later translated “Angle” as opposed to N. Narthas “Gore” (TI/288). This was revised to N. Calendil (TI/268) and ultimately to Egladil for the published version of The Lord of the Rings (TI/287-8 notes #5-7).
References ✧ LotR/347; LotRI/Lothlórien; RC/307; TII
|till||“point, spike, (sharp) horn, tine, ending”||soft-mutation|
N. Calendil loc. “Green-tine”
An earlier name for S. Egladil that appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s along with variant Calennil (TI/268), glossed “Green-tine” or “Green Spit” (TI/268, 288). It seems to be a combination of N. calen “green” and the lenited form of till “horn” also seen in its later name.
See S. Egladil for further discussion.
References ✧ TI/268, 288
|calen||“green, (orig.) bright-coloured”|
N. Nelen loc. “Gore, Angle”
Earliest name for Egladil in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/242), also appearing in the longer form Nelennas (TI/245). It is probably related to the root ᴹ√NEL from which nelthil “triangle” is derived, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.29).
References ✧ TI/242, 244-245, 268, 288; TII/Nelen, Nelennas