S. Arnor loc. “Royal Land”
The northern kingdom of the Dúnedain (LotR/242), variously translated as “Royal Land” (Let/428), “Noble Land” (PE17/28) or “King(ly) Land” (PE17/28, PE17/118). In ordinary Sindarin, this name would have been **Ardor, a combination of the prefix ar(a)- “noble, royal” and the noun dôr “land” (Let/428, PE17/118). It was, however, blended with or adapted from its Quenya name Aran(d)órë (Let/428, PE17/28).
References ✧ Let/428; LotRI; LRI; MRI; PE17/28, 118; PMI; SA/ar(a); SDI1/Arnor; SI; UTI; WRI
|ar(a)-||“noble, royal, high”|
|√RĀ/ARA||“noble, high, royal”||✧ SA/ar(a) (ar(a)-)|
|Q. arn(a)dor > Arnor||[arnador] > [arndor] ? [ardor]||✧ Let/428|