S. Sirion loc. “Great River”
Conceptual Development: This river was named G. Sirion in the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/238) and was explained as an archaic word for “river” in the Gnomish Lexicon (GL/67). The name N. Sirion appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s as an elaboration of N. sîr (Ety/SIR). The derivation given above appeared in Tolkien’s Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings from the late 1950s or early 1960s (PE17/42). In an early name list its Qenya equivalent was given as ᴱQ. Sirion as well (PE13/102).
References ✧ MRI; PE17/42; PMI; SA/sîr; SI; UTI; WJI
|sîr||“river, stream”||✧ SA/sîr|
|iaun||“wide, extensive, large, roomy, vast, huge”|
|-ion²||“-region, -land”||✧ PE17/42; PE17/42|
|✶siriānā > Sirion||[siriānā] > [siriāna] > [siriǭna] > [siriauna] > [siriaun] > [sirion]||✧ PE17/42|
N. Sirion loc.
References ✧ Ety/SIR; LR/407; LRI; PE22/41; RSI; SMI; TII
|hirion||soft-mutation; s-mutation||✧ LR/407|
ᴱN. Sirion loc.
References ✧ LBI; MC/217