Forest of Region
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Region is given as Doriathrin. The base is the word reg "holly tree", with perhaps the toponymical ending -ion *"holly-land" or a plural genitive ending -ion (as in Quenya), having the meaning *"(Land) of Hollies".
Note that the name is unrelated to the English word "region (of land)", and thus is to be pronounced with a hard g.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Thingol and Melian"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
- ↑ Helge Fauskanger Doriathrin article, entries regorn, -ion where both possibilities are mentioned