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Karma-kundo was a title for Minalcar as the regent or crown prince of Gondor. It is translated "Helm-guardian".[1] In the orthography used in The Lord of the Rings, this name would be written Carma-cundo, since Tolkien usually represented the [k]-sound with the letter "c".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Making of Appendix A": (i) "The Realms in Exile", p. 260