N. Daedhelos loc. “Shadow of Fear”

N. Daedhelos, loc. “Shadow of Fear”

A name appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s variously glossed “Shadow of Abomination”, “Shadow of Fear” or “Shadowy Dread”, a combination of dae¹ “shadow” and the lenited form of delos “abhorrence, detestation, loathing” (Ety/DYEL, DAY; EtyAC/DYEL). In an earlier entry it appeared as Daedeloth “Extreme Horror” (EtyAC/DAƷ), a form that also appeared in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s as an early name of S. Ephel Dúath (TI/169). It may be a variant name of N. Dor-Daideloth.

References ✧ Ety/DAY, DYEL; EtyAC/DAƷ, DAY, DYEL; TII/Daedeloth





dae¹ “shadow (cast by an object or form), shade” ✧ Ety/DAY; EtyAC/DAY
deloth “abhorrence, detestation, loathing” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/DYEL (delos)
ᴹ√DAY “shadow” ✧ Ety/DYEL
dae² “very” ✧ EtyAC/DAƷ (dae)
ᴹ√DYEL “feel fear and disgust; abhor” ✧ EtyAC/DAY

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