ᴺQ. !luinion (luiniond-) n. “lapis lazuli, (lit.) blue-rock” (Category: Gem, Jewel)
A neologism for “lapis lazuli” coming for a conversation between Orondil and Paul Strack in 2022-04-06 on the Vinyë Lambengolmor Discord Server (VLDS), a combination of luinë (luini-) “blue” and ondo “stone”. Although this name is somewhat prosaic, it matches the etymology of Tolkien’s own word for “lapis lazuli” from the 1910s: ᴱQ. nindon which also meant “blue stone” (QL/66).
|Q. ondo||“stone (as a material), (large mass of) rock”|
ᴱQ. nindon (nindond-) n. “lapis lazuli” (Category: Gem, Jewel)
A word in the Qenya Lexicon and Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa of the 1910s glossed “lapis lazuli” as a combination of ᴱQ. nin (nind-) “blue” and ᴱQ. ondo “stone” (QL/66; PME/66). In the Qenya Lexicon ningon was written below it and a faint line was drawn through the first part of nindon, possibly indicating a replacement as suggested by the editors.
References ✧ PME/66; QL/66
|nin||“blue (colour), blueness, blue green”|
|‽ᴱ√NINI > nindon||[nindond] > [nindon]||✧ QL/66|