S. Gondor loc. “Stone-land”
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; LotRI; LRI; MRI; PE17/28; PMI/Gondor, Ondor; RC/347; RSI; SA/dôr, gond; SD/129; SDI1/Gondor; SDI2/Gondor, Ondor; SI; TI/310, 423; TII; UTI; WJI; WRI
|gond||“stone, rock”||✧ PE17/28; PE17/28 (gŏn-); RC/347 (gon-); SA/gond|
|✶gon-||“a stone”||✧ Let/410 (gon(o))|
ᴹQ. Ondor loc.
References ✧ LR/33; LRI; PE22/125-126; PMI/Gondor; SDI2/Ondor; TI/146, 423; TII; WRI
|Ondoresse||locative||“in Gondor”||✧ PE22/125; PE22/126|