Ondonórë, #Ondórë place-name "Gondor" (Stone-land). The shorter form of the name is attested in the genitive in the phrase aran Ondórëo, "a king of Gondor". (VT42:17, VT49:27)
place name. 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 nánë aran Ondórëo “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).
- S. Gondor “Stone-land” ✧ PE17/028; RC/347
Word Gloss ondo “stone (as a material), (large mass of) rock” nórë “land, country; †people, race, tribe, land, country, [ᴹQ.] region where certain people live, [ᴱQ.] nation; [Q.] †people, race, tribe, [ᴹQ.] folk, [ᴱQ.] family”
- Ondonóre ✧ PE17/028; RC/347; VT42/17
place name. Gondor
ondo noun "stone" as a material, also "rock" (UT:459, GOND). Pl. ondor in an earlier variant of Markirya; partitive pl. locative ondolissë "on rocks" in the final version. Compounded in ondomaitar "sculptor in stone" (PE17:163), Ondoher masc.name, *"Stone-lord" (ondo alluding to Ondonórë = Sindarin Gondor, "stone-land") (Appendix A), #ondolunca ("k") "stonewain", possessive form in the place-name Nand Ondoluncava "Stonewain Valley" (PE17:28, also Ondoluncanan(do) as a compound). Ondolindë place-name "Gondolin" (SA:gond, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator p. 193); see Ondo. Earlier "Qenya" has Ondolinda _(changed from Ondolin) "singing stone, Gondolin" (LT1:254)_
on, ondo noun "stone" (LT2:342, LT1:254 probably only ondo in LotR-style Quenya, see below). Various "Qenya" forms: ondoli "rocks" (MC:213; this would be a partitive plural in LotR-style Quenya), ondolin "rocks" (MC:220), ondoisen "upon rocks" (MC:221), ondolissen "rocks-on" (MC:214; the latter form, partitive plural locative, is still valid in LotR-style Quenya).