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'''Westernesse''' was a name in the [[Common Speech]] for the [[Númenor|Isle of Númenor]].
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'''Westernesse''' was a name in the [[Westron|Common Speech]] for the [[Númenor|Isle of Númenor]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The ending ''-ess'' (also in [[Elvenesse]]) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names.
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The ending ''-ess'' (also in [[Elvenesse]]) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names (as in [[wikipedia:Lyonesse|Lyonesse]] in [[wikipedia:Matter of Britain|Arthurian legends]]).<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, pp. 778-9</ref>
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
In the 13 century chivalric romance ''[[Wikipedia:King_Horn|King Horn]]'', [[Wikipedia:Westernesse|Westernesse]] is a kingdom ruled by "King Ailmar" and it is reached by ship by Horn.
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In the 13 century chivalric romance ''[[Wikipedia:King_Horn|King Horn]]'', [[Wikipedia:Westernesse|Westernesse]] is a kingdom ruled by "King Ailmar" and it is reached by ship by Horn.<ref name="Nomen"/>
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Revision as of 01:10, 14 January 2011

Westernesse was a name in the Common Speech for the Isle of Númenor.

Etymology

The ending -ess (also in Elvenesse) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names (as in Lyonesse in Arthurian legends).[1]

Inspiration

In the 13 century chivalric romance King Horn, Westernesse is a kingdom ruled by "King Ailmar" and it is reached by ship by Horn.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 778-9