S. Lindon loc. “Land of Music”
Land of the Nandor in eastern Beleriand, translated “Land of Music” (S/123), a combination of lind¹ “song” and -ion² “land” (SA/lin²). This name was originally Nandorin, adopted into Sindarin (WJ/385), because normally [nd] became [nn] in Sindarin.
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, the name Ilk. Lindon was translated “Region of Music” and provided a new explanation for the name of the mountain range Eredlindon (LR/267). In The Etymologies, it was translated “Musical Land” and designated Ilkorin, appearing beside a variant Lhinnon which is probably the Noldorin form of the name (Ety/LIN²).
References ✧ LotRI; MRI; PMI; S/123; SA/lin²; SI; SMI; UTI; WJ/385; WJI/Dor Lindon, Lindon
|lind¹||“song, chant, singing; singer”|
|√LIN²||“sing, make a musical sound”||✧ SA/lin²|
|✶Lindānā > Lindon||[lindānā] > [lindāna] > [lindǭna] > [lindauna] > [lindaun] > [lindon] > [linnon]||✧ WJ/385|
Ilk. Lindon loc. “Musical Land”
References ✧ Ety/LIN²; LR/267; LRI; TII
|S. lind¹||“song, chant, singing; singer”|
|ᴹ✶Lindān-d > Lindon||[lindānd] > [lindōnd] > [lindōn] > [lindon]||✧ Ety/LIN²|