Probably meaning 'Land of the Forsaken', Eglador was the name of the land of Doriath before it was protected by the Girdle of Melian.
Translating dates from before the count of years of the Sun is difficult to do precisely. In The Grey Annals in volume 11 of The History of Middle-earth, the date of the founding of Eglador is given as Valian Year 1152, and the creation of the Girdle of Melian (marking the transition to Doriath) occurred in Valian Year 1497. The dates shown above are approximate conversions of these Valian dates into solar years.
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