topon. Gondor, (lit.) Stone Land
The Quenya name of S. Gondor, translated “Stone Land” (RC/347, PE17/28). It is a compound of ondo “stone” and nórë “land”. It also appeared in the shorter form Ondórë in the phrase savin Elessar ar i náne aran Ondóreo “I believe that E[lessar] really existed and that he was the King of Gondor” (VT49/27).
Conceptual Development: An earlier Quenya name for this land was ᴹQ. Ondor (PE22/125).