Q. Ondonórë loc. “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).
References ✧ PE17/28; PE22/158; RC/347; VT42/17; VT49/27
|Ondóreo||genitive||“of Gondor”||✧ PE22/158; VT49/27|
|ondo||“stone (as a material), (large mass of) rock”||✧ RC/347|
|nórë||“land, country; †people, race, tribe”|