S. Caragdûr loc. “*Dark-spike”

S. Caragdûr, loc. “*Dark-spike”

A precipice of black rock on the hill of Gondolin (S/138), apparently a combination of [N.] carag “spike” and dûr “dark” (SA/carak, dûr).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, this name was first written as Caragdar (WJ/325).

References ✧ SA/carak, dûr; SI; WJI/Caragdar




N. carag “spike, tooth of rock”
dûr “dark (with evil implications), gloomy, hellish” ✧ SA/dûr
KARAK “*sharp fang, spike, tooth” ✧ SA/carak (carak-)