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'''''gond''''' or '''''gonn''''' is a noun meaning "rock" or "stone" in [[Sindarin]], and tends to refer to larger items.  
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'''''gond''''' or '''''gonn''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "rock" or "stone".<ref name="S">{{S|Elements}}, entry ''gond''</ref><ref name=PE17/>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
From [[OS]] *''gondo'', [[PQ]] ''[[gondo]]'' <ref>{{HM|L}}, [[Letter 410]]</ref><ref>{{HM|PM}}, p. 374</ref>
 
==Examples==
 
* [[Argonath]],"King-stones"
 
* [[Beregond, soldier of Gondor|Beregond]]
 
* [[Gondolin]], "The Hidden Rock"
 
* [[Gondor]], "Land of Stone"
 
* [[Gonnhirrim]], "Masters of Stone"
 
* ''[[seregon]]'', "Blood of Stone"
 
  
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In one manuscript, the word is said to derive from [[Common Eldarin]] ''gon, gondo'' ("stone, rock").<ref>{{PM|Ros}}, p. 374 (note 16)</ref> In another manuscript, ''gond'' derives from [[Primitive Quendian]] ''gondō'' ("stone, general as a substance or material").<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 28-9</ref>
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In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'', the [[Noldorin]] ''gonn'' ("a great stone, or rock") derives from the [[Sundocarme|root]] GONOD/GONDO ("stone").<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 359 (entry ''GOND-'')</ref>
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==Examples==
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* [[Argonath]]
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* [[Beregond (soldier of Gondor)|Beregond]]
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* [[Gondolin]]
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* [[Gondor]]
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**[[Harondor]]
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* [[Gonnhirrim]]
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* ''[[seregon]]''
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*''[[sarn]]'', Sindarin for "(small) stone"
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*[[Sindarin]] ''[[sarn]]'' ("(small) stone")
 
==Cognates==
 
==Cognates==
*''[[ondo]]'', "rock" or "stone" in Quenya
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*[[Quenya]] ''[[ondo]]'' ("rock" or "stone")
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==Real-world inspiration==
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] was inspired by the early Celtic word ''ond'', also meaning "rock".<ref>{{HM|RB}}, pp. 849, 853</ref><ref>{{L|324}}</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 20:40, 19 October 2012

gond or gonn is a Sindarin word meaning "rock" or "stone".[1][2]

[edit] Etymology

In one manuscript, the word is said to derive from Common Eldarin gon, gondo ("stone, rock").[3] In another manuscript, gond derives from Primitive Quendian gondō ("stone, general as a substance or material").[2]

In the Etymologies, the Noldorin gonn ("a great stone, or rock") derives from the root GONOD/GONDO ("stone").[4]

[edit] Examples

[edit] See Also

[edit] Cognates

[edit] Real-world inspiration

J.R.R. Tolkien was inspired by the early Celtic word ond, also meaning "rock".[5][6]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry gond
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 28-9
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Problem of Ros", p. 374 (note 16)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 359 (entry GOND-)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Return to Bag End, pp. 849, 853
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 324, (dated 4-5 June 1971)