S. Pelargir loc. “Garth of Royal Ships”

S. Pelargir, loc. “Garth of Royal Ships”

A Gondorian city at the mouth of the Anduin (LotR/789), translated “Garth of Royal Ships” (RC/535), a combination of pêl “fenced field”, the prefix ar(a)- “royal” and the lenited form of the plural cîr of cair “ship” (RC/625).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name first appeared as N. Pelargir (WR/268).

References ✧ LotR/1116; LotRI; PMI; RC/535; SA/pel; SI; UTI



#pêl “*fenced field”
ar(a)- “noble, royal, high”
cair “ship” soft-mutation plural
PEL “fence, border, edge; bound, limit; go round, encircle” ✧ SA/pel

N. Pelargir loc.

See S. Pelargir for discussion.

References ✧ WR/268; WRI


pêl “fenced field”
ar(a)- “noble, royal”
ceir “ship” soft-mutation plural