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Karningul

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Karningul is the actual Westron name of Imladris.[1] It means Cloven Valley, a deeply-cut, steep sided valley.

Etymology

It's not easy to divide this word to its components, but obviously it's composed of *karnin and *gul or *karn and *ingul, meaning "cloven" and "valley" respectively.

Cognates

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"