S. -on¹ suf. “masculine suffix” (Category: Male)
A masculine suffix and ending in male names (PE17/43; WJ/400), probably related to the masculine ending or agental suffix ✶-on(do) (NM/353; Ety/KAL).
Conceptual Development: N. -on was often use as a male suffix in the Noldorin of the 1930s and 40s. In Gnomish of the 1910s, it seems G. -os was another common male suffix in words such as G. ainos “(male) god” from neuter G. ain “god” (GL/18) and G. hethos “brother” from neuter G. heth “*sibling” (GL/48-49), though masculine G. -(r)on was still more common in this early period.
References ✧ WJ/387, 400
Reference ✧ Ety/NU ✧ -on