S. Gondolindrim coll. “People of Gondolin”
Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, this term appeared as G. Gondothlim (LT2/155). It appeared as N. Gondothrim in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/GOND), reflecting the change of G. -lim to N. -rim.
References ✧ LT2I; SI; SMI; UTI
|Gondolin||“Hidden Rock, (originally) Singing Stone”||✧ SI/Gondolin; UTI/Gondolin|
|-rim||“collective or group plural”|
N. Gondothrim coll. “People of Gondolin”
Name for the people of Gondolin, a combination the alternate name for that city, Gondost, with the class-plural suffix -rim “city” (Ety/GOND), where the medial [str] became [θr] (“thr”) as it did in words like othrond.
See S. Gondolindrim for further discussion.
References ✧ Ety/GOND; SMI/Gondothlim
|-rim||“group plural”||✧ Ety/GOND|
G. Gondothlim coll. “Folk of Stone, Dwellers in Stone”
References ✧ LBI; LT2/155; LT2A/Glamhoth, Gondothlim; LT2I; PE13/102; PE15/26; PMI
|gonn||“(great) stone, rock”||✧ LT2A/Gondothlim (Gond); PE15/26 (gond)|
|hoth||“folk, people, †army”||✧ LT2A/Glamhoth; LT2A/Gondothlim; PE15/26|
|-lim||“many”||✧ LT2A/Gondothlim; LT2A/Gondothlim; PE15/26|