S. Rohald pn.

S. Rohald, pn.

The (untranslated) name of Gandalf’s horse in unpublished 1960 revisions to The Hobbit; John Rateliff suggested it might be a Sindarin name with the first element meaning “horse”, as in S. Rohan; the meaning of the second element is unclear (HH/876 note #2). As a Sindarin name, Rohald presents some difficulties, as -ld cannot occur finally in Sindarin, but the name is clearly not Quenya either and there is no other good explanation for the name.

Reference ✧ HH/386 ✧ Rohan