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S. Rodon, n. “Vala”
A Sindarin term for the Vala (PE17/33), appearing in its plural form S. Rodyn as one of the days of the week (LotR/1110) and also in the Sindarin name for Valinor: Dor-Rodyn (MR/200). It is derived from the prefixal form rod- of raud¹ “noble” (PE17/118, 186). Its final element might be the augmentative suffix -on², perhaps literally meaning “*Most Noble”. It could also be the agental suffix -on¹, as suggested by David Salo (GS/283), but that suffix is usually masculine (WJ/400), whereas Rodon seems to apply to all Valar.
References ✧ MR/200; PE17/33, 118, 186
|Rodyn||plural||✧ MR/200.2608; PE17/033.1611; PE17/118.4205; PE17/186.1209|
|raud¹||“lofty, noble, eminent, high, tall, excellent”||✧ PE17/118.4302; PE17/186.1204|