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Taur-e-Ndaedelos

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Taur-e-Ndaedelos was another name of Mirkwood, after the Necromancer emerged at Dol Guldur.

[edit] Etymology

The name is Sindarin and means "forest of the great fear".[1] taur means "forest"[2] + en "of the" + daedelos "shadow of fear".[3]

In another point, the latter word was given the form Daedhelos (with lenited -delos) and glossed as "Shadow of Abomination".[4]

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[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In The Book of Lost Tales, the Gnomish names Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth, Ladwen Daideloth and Dor-na-Dhaideloth appear, referring to a land of Tol Eressea known as Heath of the Sky-roof. It was the site of a great battle, and afterwards was known as Withered Heath.[5]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry TAWAR
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry DAY
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry DYEL
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales"