Places in Middle-earth
Type: Rivers & Lakes
Region: Beleriand & North
Meaning: Waterfall of Echoing Voices
Lanthir Lamath 'Waterfall of Echoing Voices', where Dior had his house in Ossiriand, and after which his daughter Elwing ('Star-spray') was named.
The Silmarillion, Index of Names
At that time Beren and Lúthien yet dwelt in Tol Galen..., in the River Adurant, southernmost of the streams that falling from Ered Lindon flowed down to join with Gelion; and their son Dior Eluchíl had to wife Nimloth.... [A] daughter... was born to them, and she was named Elwing, which is Star-spray, for she was born on a night of stars, whose light glittered in the spray of the waterfall of Lanthir Lamath beside her father's house.
The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 22, Of the Ruin of Doriath
lóm 'echo' in Dor-lómin, Ered Lómin; related are Lammoth, Lanthir Lamath.
The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 15Nov09, 14Mar11