Fladweth Amrod

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Fladweth Amrod was a place in Tol Eressëa near Tavrobel, where Eriol stayed temporarily, according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Fladweth Amrod is Gnomish for "Nomad's Green",[2] being a compound of fladweth ("meadow, grassland") + amrog ("nomad, wanderer").[3]

Another, earlier, name for the place was Fladweth-amrog.[4]

Inspiration[edit]

In the spring of 1918, Tolkien was posted again to Rugeley Camp, in Penkridge, a village in Staffordshire. While visiting him, Edith Bratt, and several of her companions, found accommodation in a nearby house in Gipsy Green, a small hamlet. There, Tolkien would occasionally visit them and stay for a while.[5]

It is possible that the name of Gipsy Green may be reflected in the name Fladweth Amrod (whose translation from Gnomish would be Nomad's Green),[5] a connection John Garth proposed in his book Tolkien and the Great War.[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 35
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part II", entry "Ladwen-na-Dhaideloth"
  3. Paul Strack, "G. Fladweth Amrod loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 3 April 2022)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 19
  5. 5.0 5.1 Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, Entry on the year 1918, p. 112
  6. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, "Notes", Note on the entry on Spring (?May) 1918, p. 837