Q. Vorondil m. “*Ever-friend”

Q. Vorondil, m. “*Ever-friend”

Second of the house of Stewards in Gondor (LotR/755, 1039). His name seems to be a compound of (ᴹQ.) voro “ever” and the suffix -(n)dil “friend”.

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, his name was first given as N. Faragon (WR/281), changed to ᴹQ. Orondil and then Vorondil (WR/288).

References ✧ LotRI; PMI; WR/288; WRI

Elements

ᴹQ. voro “ever, continually”
-(n)dil “-friend, -lover; devotion, disinterested love”

ᴹQ. Orondil m.

Earlier name for Vorondil in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/288). Roman Rausch suggested that this name might be a combination of oron “mountain” and the suffix -(n)dil “friend” (EE/3.26).

See Q. Vorondil for further discussion.

References ✧ WR/288; WRI/Faragon, Orondil

Changes

Elements

oron “mountain”
-(n)dil “-friend”

N. Faragon m.

Earliest name for Vorondil in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/281). Roman Rausch suggested that this name might be a combination of fara- “hunt” and the suffix -gon “lord”, since he was known for hunting wild oxen (EE/3.26).

See Q. Vorondil for further discussion.

References ✧ WR/281, 288; WRI

Changes

Elements

fara- “to hunt”
-gon “valour”