S. Brithombar loc. “*Brithon Home”

S. Brithombar, loc. “*Brithon Home”

A haven at the mouth of the river Brithon in Beleriand (S/120), a combination of the river name with bâr “home” (SA/brith, bar), hence “*Brithon Home”.

Conceptual Development: This name appeared in the Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/227, LR/180). In The Etymologies, the name Ilk. Brithombar was designated Ilkorin (Ety/BIRÍT), with a derivation probably similar to the above. In the Quendi and Eldar essay from 1959-60 it was named Brithonbar with an n (WJ/380), but this may simply have been a slip.

References ✧ LT1I; MRI; SA/bar, brith; SI; UT/54; UTI; WJI



Brithon “Pebbly” ✧ SA/brith; UT/54
bâr “house, dwelling, home” nasal-mutation ✧ SA/bar (bar)

Ilk. Brithombar loc. “*Brithon-home”

See S. Brithombar for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/BIRÍT; LR/180; LRI; SMI


Brithon “Pebbly” ✧ Ety/BIRÍT
*bar “home”