N. Kalenarda loc.
Earlier name of Calenardhon in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/155), perhaps a mix-language combination of N. calen “green” and ᴹQ. arda “realm”. It also appeared as Kalinarda (WR/156), which might be the pure Quenya form of the name as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/§3.17).
See S. Calenardhon for further discussion.
References ✧ WR/155-156; WRI/Calenardhon
|calen||“green, (orig.) bright-coloured”|
|ᴹQ. arda||“realm, region”|