-yon

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-yon is a Quenya suffix that has two meanings.

-yon1[edit | edit source]

Used as a patronimic suffix.[1][examples needed]

-yon2[edit | edit source]

Also written as -yonde, (from root YŎNO), for denoting a region, any (fairly extensive) region between obstacles such as rivers or mountains.[2][examples needed]

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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, "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