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'''Ondosto''' was a city in the southern parts of the [[Forostar]] on the island of [[Númenor]], on the road that ran westward out of [[Arandor]] to [[Andúnië]].<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}</ref>  It may have been associated with the stone-quarries of Forostar.<ref>{{UT|Index}}</ref>
 
'''Ondosto''' was a city in the southern parts of the [[Forostar]] on the island of [[Númenor]], on the road that ran westward out of [[Arandor]] to [[Andúnië]].<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}</ref>  It may have been associated with the stone-quarries of Forostar.<ref>{{UT|Index}}</ref>
  
Its name is apparently derived from [[Quenya]] ''[[ondo]]'' "stone" and ''[[osto]]'' "city".  Curiously, this would mean its name would be passable as a Quenya name for the ancient elven city of [[Gondolin]].  It is not entirely unlikely that the city was named such in its memory.
 
 
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Ondosto was a city in the southern parts of the Forostar on the island of Númenor, on the road that ran westward out of Arandor to Andúnië.[1] It may have been associated with the stone-quarries of Forostar.[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index