N. Taurost loc. “High City”

N. Taurost, loc. “High City”

The name of the central citadel of Minas Tirith in Lord of the Rings drafts (WR/260). It is a combination of taur² “high” and ost “city”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/3.24).

References ✧ WR/260; WRI



taur² “vast, mighty, overwhelming, awful, huge; high, sublime”
ost “city, town (with wall round)”