S. Eregion loc. “Hollin, (lit.) Holly-region”
The realm of the Noldor in Middle Earth during the Second Age, translated “Hollin” (LotR/305) but more accurately “Holly-region” (RC/772). This name is a combination of ereg “holly” and the suffix -ion² “-region” (SA/ereg; PE17/37, 42).
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this region was first named N. Nan-eregdos in a chronology for Chapter XV (TI/166), but appeared in the draft text as N. Eregion (TI/124-5). This form also appeared in The Etymologies, already with the derivation given above (Ety/ÉREK).
References ✧ LotR/305; LotRI/Eregion, Hollin; MRI; PE17/37, 42; PMI; RC/772; RSI; S/286; SA/ereg; SI; UTI
|ereg||“holly, thorn”||✧ PE17/42; SA/ereg|
|-ion²||“-region, -land”||✧ PE17/37 ((i)on); PE17/42; PE17/42|
N. Eregion loc. “Hollin”
References ✧ Ety/ERÉK; TI/124, 173, 182; TII
N. Nan-eregdos loc. “Hollin”
See S. Eregion for further discussion.
References ✧ TI/166; TII/Eregion