N. Cris-caron loc. “Red Pass”

N. Cris-caron, loc. “Red Pass”

Earlier name for the pass of Caradhras in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/419), a combination criss “pass” and a variant of caran “red”. Roman Rausch suggested the second element might be Ilkorin instead of Sindarin (EE/1.11).

References ✧ RS/419; RSI; TII



criss “cleft, cut, slash; pass” prefix ✧ RS/419 (Cris)
caran “red” ✧ RS/419 (caron)