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ᴺQ. !luinion (luiniond-) n. “lapis lazuli, (lit.) blue-rock” (Category: Gem, Jewel)

ᴺQ. !luinion (luiniond-), n. “lapis lazuli, (lit.) blue-rock” [created by Orondil, Paul Strack] (Category: Gem, Jewel)

A neologism for “lapis lazuli” coming for a conversation between Orondil and Paul Strack on 2022-04-06 in 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. luinë “blue”
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





nindond- stem ✧ QL/66


nin “blue (colour), blueness, blue green”
ondo “stone, rock”



Phonetic Developments

‽ᴱ√NINI > nindon [nindond] > [nindon] ✧ QL/66