S. Angast loc. “Long Cape”

S. Angast, loc. “Long Cape”

An earlier form of Andrast appearing in Tolkien’s essay on the “Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor” (VT42/8, 15), composed between 1967-9 (VT42/5). The second element of this name appears to be the lenited form gast of an otherwise unattested word cast “cape”, perhaps related to the root √KAS “head”, as suggested by Carl Hostetter (VT42/28, note #16).

References ✧ VT42/8, 15



and “long” ✧ VT42/28 (an(n)-)
#cast “cape, headland” soft-mutation ✧ VT42/28 (#cast)