N. Kerin-muil loc.

N. Kerin-muil, loc.

Earliest name of Nen Hithoel in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/364). It may be a combination of cerin “enclosure” and a cognate of Ilk. muil, perhaps meaning “hidden”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/2.59).

See S. Nen Hithoel for further discussion.

References ✧ TI/364; TII/Nen-uinel



cerin “round enclosure”
Ilk. muil “twilight, shadow, vagueness”