place name. Westernesse

The Adûnaic name for Númenor (Q. Númenórë), with the same meaning as its Quenya name: “Westernesse” (S/261). In The Silmarillion appendix, Christopher Tolkien stated that is it a loan word from Elvish (SA/andúnë). According to J.R.R. Tolkien’s own writing (SD/426), this is true, albeit not directly. Anadûnê is a feminized form of the adjective anadûni “western, of the west”, which is itself related to S. dûn “west”.

Adûnaic [S/261.0310; SA/andúnë.057; SD/240.4006; SD/247.1201; SD/305.3001; SD/311.4006; SD/361.0310; SD/426.1007; SD/428.39051; SDI2/Anadûnê.001; SDI2/Anadûnê.004; SDI2/Anadûnê.005; SI/Anadûnê.001; SI/Westernesse.003; VT24/12.2202] Group: Eldamo. Published by