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place name. Westernesse, Westernesse, (lit.) West-land, Westernesse, Westland

The island-continent where the Edain settled after the fall of Beleriand (LotR/1035, S/261), often appearing in its shorter form Númenor. It is generally translated as “Westernesse” (LotR/194, S/261) but more literally means “West-land” (Let/224, RC/778). It is a compound of númen “west” and nórë “land” (Let/361).

Conceptual Development: In the very first draft of the Fall of Númenor, this name was given as ᴹQ. Númar or ᴹQ. Númenos (LR/11), but in the next draft these became the name its capital city, and the name Númenor emerged as the name of the land (LR/14). The full form ᴹQ. Númenóre appeared in The Etymologies, already with the derivation discussed above (Ety/NDŪ). It also appeared in an adjectival form Númenórea in linguistic notes from the 1930s (PE22/19).

Quenya [Let/151.0111; Let/224.3101; Let/224.3102; Let/303.1105; Let/361.2211; LotR/0194.1309; LotRI/Númenor.001; LotRI/Westernesse.003; MRI/Númenor.001; PE17/015.4202; PE17/016.0103; PE17/064.3612; PMI/Númenor.001; RC/778.3606; S/261.0404; SA/dôr.072; SA/dôr.078; SI/Númenor.001; SI/Númenor.002; SI/Westernesse.004; UTI/Númenor.001; UTI/Númenor.002; WJI/Númenor.001; WJI/Númenor.002] Group: Eldamo. Published by