S. Amon Dîn loc. “Silent Hill”

S. Amon Dîn, loc. “Silent Hill”

One of the beacon hills of Gondor (LotR/747), translated “Silent Hill” (UT/319). This name is a combination of amon “hill” and dîn “silence” (PE17/95, 98).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Ring drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Amon Thorn (WR/232).

References ✧ LotRI/Amon Dîn; PE17/95, 98; SA/dîn; SDI1/Amon Dîn; UT/319; UTI/Amon Dîn; WR/233; WRI/Amon Dîn




amon “hill, mountain with steep sides; lump, clump, mass”
dîn “silence; silent, quiet” ✧ PE17/95; PE17/98; SA/dîn

N. Amon Thorn loc.

An earlier name for Amon Dîn (WR/232). The meaning of its second element is unclear; Roman Rausch suggested several possible interpretions (EE/3.22), the most likely of which seems to be thoron “eagle”.

See S. Amon Dîn for further discussion.

References ✧ WR/232; WRI/Amon Lhaw



amon “hill”
thoron? “eagle”