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carma-cundo

proper name. Helm-guardian

A title of Minalcar as the regent of Gondor (PM/260). This name is a compound of carma¹ “helm” and cundo “guardian”. Elsewhere cundo means “prince” or “lord” (Ety/KUN, PE17/117). This might still apply here, since Minalcar was heir to the throne. Furthermore, the crown of Gondor was originally a helmet (LotR/1043 note #1), so perhaps: Carma-cundo = “Crown Prince”.

Quenya [PM/260.0600; PMI/Karma-kundo.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

carma

noun. helm
Quenya [PE17/114.2803; PE17/114.2809; PE17/114.3103; PM/260.0601] Group: Eldamo. Published by

carma

helm

carma (2) noun "helm" (helmet) in Carma-cundo ("k") "Helm-guardian" (PM:260). Notice that in PE17:114, Tolkien indicated that he rather wanted carma to mean "tool" or "weapon", leaving the status of carma "helmet" uncertain. Possibly shortened to -car in the names Eldacar (Elfhelm?), Hallacar (Tall-helm?) Cf. also cassa in Etym.