Q. #lónë n. “*isle” (Category: Isle, Island)
An element in the name Q. Avallónë “Outer Isle”, thus likely “[remote] ilse”.
Conceptual Development: A similar form ᴹQ. lóna “island, remote land difficult to reach” appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s as the only derivative of the root ᴹ√LONO (Ety/LONO). This root was connected to the ablative element ᴹ√LŌ “*from” (EtyAC/LŌ, LONO), so “remote land” is likely the original meaning. This word lóna was an element of the name ᴹQ. Avalóna “Outer Isle”, which ultimately became Q. Avallónë (S/260), a name that Tolkien said was “signifying the isle that lies nighest unto the Valar in Valinor” (MR/175 footnote). Thus lónë appears to be an updated version of ᴹQ. lóna, probably of similar meaning.
Reference ✧ S/260
References ✧ Ety/AWA, LONO
|ᴹ√LONO > lóna||[lōna]||✧ Ety/AWA|
|ᴹ√LONO > lóna||[lōna]||✧ Ety/LONO|