N. Forannest loc. “North Entrance [?In]”
According to Christopher Tolkien, a name for the north gates into the Rammas Echor in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, glossed “North entrance [?in]” where the last word is obscure (WR/354). The same notes contained the rejected forms fornest and Anfornest, along with the words nesta, nethra and nest, the last with a difficult-to-read gloss, apparently “?heart, core” (WR/357, note #18). The other elements of this name seem to be the prefixal form for- of forn “north” and a reduced form of annon “gate”.
References ✧ WR/354, 357; WRI
|forn||“right or north”|
|annon||“great gate, door”|
|nest||“?heart, core”||✧ WR/357|