Q. Ondoher m. “*Stone Lord”

Q. Ondoher, m. “*Stone Lord”

The 31st king of Gondor (LotR/1038). His name is a compound ondo “stone” and heru “lord”.

Conceptual Development: In the drafts of the Lord of the Rings appendices, Tolkien first gave his name as Ondohir, with a transient variation Ondonir (PM/195, 200). Ondohir was a “mixed name” whose final element was Sindarin S. hîr “lord” (PM/210). In the 2nd edition of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien changed it to the pure Quenya name Ondoher.

References ✧ LotRI; PM/210; PMI/Ondohir; UTI


ondo “stone (as a material), (large mass of) rock”
heru “lord, master” ✧ PM/210 (hēr-)

Q. Ondohir m.

See Q. Ondoher for discussion.

References ✧ PM/210; PMI




ondo “stone (as a material), (large mass of) rock”
S. hîr “lord, master” ✧ PM/210 (hīr)