S. Gondor, loc. “Stone-land”

Southern kingdom of the Dúnedain (LotR/242), a combination of gond “stone” and dôr “land” (SA/gond, dôr).

Conceptual Development: This land was first mentioned as ᴹQ. Ondor in the 1930s in drafts of the tale of the Fall of Númenor (LR/33). While this name could be Noldorin, linguistic notes from the 1940s indicate it was Quenya (PE22/125). In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, it first appeared as ᴹQ. Ond (R/381), revised to Ondor (TI/146) and finally Gondor (TI/423).

References ✧ Let/409.2402; LotRI; LRI; MRI; PE17/028.2902; PE17/028.3113; PMI; PMI/Ondor.003; RC/347.2004; RSI; SA/dôr.024; SA/gond.005; SD/129.0101; SDI1; SDI2; SDI2/Ondor.005; SI; TI/310.1105; TI/423.2702; TII; UTI; WJI; WRI

Glosses

Variations

Elements

gond “stone, rock, stone (as a material)” ✧ PE17/028.2913; PE17/028.3206 (gŏn-); RC/347.2207 (gon-); SA/gond.001
dôr “land” ✧ SA/dôr.001
gon- “a stone” ✧ Let/410.0207 (gon(o))

Element In

Cognates

Derivations


ᴹQ. Ondor loc.

See S. Gondor for discussion.

References ✧ LR/033.3308; LRI; PE22/125.2201; PE22/126.0307; PMI/Gondor.008; SDI2; TI/146.1906; TI/423.2701; TII; WRI

Variations

Changes

Inflections

Ondoresse locative “in Gondor” ✧ PE22/125.2201; PE22/126.0307

Element In


ᴹQ. Ond loc.

See S. Gondor for discussion.

References ✧ RSI; TI/146.1904; TII; TII/Ondor.003

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