Q. Ondolindë loc. “Rock of the Music of Water, (lit.) Singing Stone”
The original Quenya name of S. Gondolin, translated “Rock of the Music of Water” (S/125), but more literally “Singing Stone” or “Stone of Music” (PE17/133). It also appeared in the shorter form Ondolin (PE17/29). It is a compound of ondo “stone” and lindë “singing, song” (PE17/29, PM/374, SA/gond).
Conceptual Development: In the very early Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, a similar form ᴱQ. Ondolinda “Singing Stone” was given as the Quenya equivalent of G. Gondolin (GL/41), where its second element was apparently ᴱQ. linda² “singing”.
References ✧ PE17/29, 133; PM/374; PMI/Gondolin; S/125; SA/gond; SI/Gondolin, Ondolindë; TAI/193; WJ/201; WJI/Gondolin, Ondolindë
|Ondolindello||ablative||“from Gondolin”||✧ TAI/193|
|ondo||“stone (as a material), (large mass of) rock”||✧ PE17/29; SA/gond|
|#lindë||“singing, song, musical sound”||✧ SA/gond|
|✶gondō||“stone, rock”||✧ PM/374 (gon/gondo)|
|✶Gondō̆-lindē > Ondolinde||[gondolindē] > [ɣondolindē] > [ondolindē] > [ondolinde]||✧ PE17/133|
ᴱQ. Ondolinda loc. “Singing Stone”
References ✧ GL/41; LT1A/Gondolin; PE13/99
|ondo||“stone, rock”||✧ LT1A/Gondolin|
|#linda²||“singing”||✧ LT1A/Gondolin (#linda)|