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-ion

-ion is a Quenya suffix that has two meanings.

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[edit] -ion1

Used as a masculine patronymic suffix in Quenya.[1]

[edit] Examples1

[edit] -ion2

Used as a suffix to denote a region, any (fairly extensive) region between obstacles such as rivers or mountains. The longer is -ionde.[3]

[edit] Examples2

  • Ingolondë = “Country of the Noldor”[4]

[edit] See also

  • -iondo = a masculine patronymic suffix.[5]
  • -yon, -yonde = a patronimic suffix.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.190
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, p.72
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.43
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, III. The Later Annals of Beleriand"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.190