N. Sern Aranath loc. “King Stones”
Earlier name for the Argonath appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/366), a combination of the plural of sarn “stone” and the class-plural of aran “king”. It also appeared with the ordinary plural Sern Erain, and the singular form Sarn Aran (WR/98).
References ✧ TI/366; TII/Argonath; WR/98, 132; WRI/Sarn Aran, Sern Aranath
|sarn||“stone as a material”||plural||✧ WR/98 (Sern)|
|aran||“king, lord (of a specific region)”||class-plural||✧ WR/98 (Erain)|