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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]]. Its name seems to mean 'stone fortress'.
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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]].
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Its name is apparently derived from [[Quenya]] ''[[ondo]]'' "stone" and ''[[ost]]'' "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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Revision as of 02:18, 30 October 2006

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.

Its name is apparently derived from Quenya ondo "stone" and ost "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.