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'''Lórinand''' was one of the many old names for the land usually called [[Lothlórien]]; its meaning is apparently '[[Valley of Gold]]'.
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'''Lórinand''' was one of the many old names for the land usually called [[Lothlórien]].
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==Etymology==
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In a manuscript composed by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] sometime after ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''Lórinand'' is said to be a [[Nandorin]] name, meaning "valley of gold" (containing the "Elvish word meaning 'golden light'").<ref>{{UT|Galadriel}}, note 5</ref>
  
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However, [[Christopher Tolkien]] notes that in a later manuscript the name ''Lórinand'' was reconceptualized as "a transformation, after the introduction of the [[Mallorn|mallorns]], of a yet older name ''[[Lothlórien#Names|Lindórinand]]''".<ref>{{UT|Galadriel}}, note 5</ref>
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Main article: Lothlórien

Lórinand was one of the many old names for the land usually called Lothlórien.

Etymology

In a manuscript composed by Tolkien sometime after The Lord of the Rings, Lórinand is said to be a Nandorin name, meaning "valley of gold" (containing the "Elvish word meaning 'golden light'").[1]

However, Christopher Tolkien notes that in a later manuscript the name Lórinand was reconceptualized as "a transformation, after the introduction of the mallorns, of a yet older name Lindórinand".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", note 5
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", note 5