Quenya 


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

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; Let/224; Let/303; Let/361; LotR/0194; LotRI/Númenor; LotRI/Westernesse; MRI/Númenor; PE17/015; PE17/016; PE17/064; PMI/Númenor; RC/778; S/261; SA/dôr; SI/Númenor; SI/Westernesse; UTI/Númenor; WJI/Númenor] Group: Eldamo. Published by



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; SA/andúnë; SD/240; SD/247; SD/305; SD/311; SD/361; SD/426; SD/428; SDI2/Anadûnê; SI/Anadûnê; SI/Westernesse; VT24/12] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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Qenya 


place name. Westernesse
Qenya [Ety/NDŪ.057; LR/014.1411; LR/025.0306; LR/047.0703; LR/056.2904; LR/056.3008; LR/060.4008; LR/072.1608; LRI/Númenor.001; LRI/Númenor.002; PE22/019.1904; RS/215.2907; RSI/Númenor.001; SD/240.3705; SD/247.0104; SD/303.3702; SD/305.2705; SD/310.1204; SD/343.2101; SD/361.0404; SDI1/Númenor.001; SDI2/Númenor.001; SDI2/Númenor.011; TII/Númenor.001; TII/Númenor.002; WRI/Númenor.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by


place name. Westernesse
Qenya [Ety/NDŪ; LR/014; LR/025; LR/047; LR/056; LR/060; LR/072; LRI/Númenor; PE22/019; RS/215; RSI/Númenor; SD/240; SD/247; SD/303; SD/305; SD/310; SD/343; SD/361; SDI1/Númenor; SDI2/Númenor; TII/Númenor; WRI/Númenor] Group: Eldamo. Published by