Places in Middle-earth
Meaning: Green Ridges
Other Names The Green Hills
Description: [Pinnath Gelin is a range of green hills near the western border of Gondor. At the siege of Gondor, Hirluin the Fair brought 300 knights from the Green Hills of Pinnath Gelin. Its boundaries are the river Lefnui in the West and the river Morthond in the east. To the South is the Bay of Belfalas and to the North are the mountains of Ered Nimrais.]
They passed Tarlang's Neck and came into Lamedon; and the Shadow Host pressed behind and fear went on before them, until they came to Calembel upon Ciril, and the sun went down like blood behind Pinnath Gelin away in the West behind them.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 2, The Passing of the Grey Company
calen (galen) the usual Sindarin word for 'green', in Ard-galen, Tol Galen, Calenardhon; also in Parth Galen ('Green Sward') beside Anduin and Pinnath Gelin ('Green Ridges') in Gondor. See kal-. ...
kal- (gal-) This root, meaning 'shine', appears in Calacirya, Calaquendi, Tar-Calion; galvorn, Gil-galad, Galadriel. ... calen (galen) 'green' is etymologically 'bright', and derives from this root....
The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names
Contributors: Still Anonymous, 4Mar04
Elena Tiriel 5Jan05