S. Amon Obel loc.

S. Amon Obel, loc.

The hill on which Ephel Brandir was built (S/216). The first element is amon “hill”, but the meaning of the second element is unclear. It might be a lenited form ’obel of gobel “walled house or village, town”, but in Tolkien’s later writings, nouns were not usually lenited in this position. A likelier explanation is that the second element might be the Halathian word obel “town”.

References ✧ LRI/Amon Obel; LT2I/Amon Obel; SI/Amon Obel; UTI/Amon Obel; WJI/Amon Obel


amon “hill, mountain with steep sides; lump, clump, mass”
Ed. obel “town”