N. Hebel Uilos loc. “White Mountains”
Earlier name for S. Ered Nimrais appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s with the gloss “White Mountains” (WR/137). It is a combination of hebel and Uilos “Ever-snow”. The second element was initially (rejected) Orolos, perhaps meaning “?Mountain Snow” as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/3.14).
References ✧ WR/137; WRI/Ered Nimrais
N. Eredvyrn loc. “Black Mountains”
Earliest name for S. Ered Nimrais glossed “Black Mountains” instead of “White Mountains” (TI/124), with the lenited plural of morn “black” instead of nimrais “white-horns”.
References ✧ TI/124; TII/Black Mounttains
|orod||“mountain”||plural||✧ TI/124 (Ered)|
|morn||“black”||soft-mutation plural||✧ TI/124 (vyrn)|