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gond or gonn is a Sindarin word meaning "rock" or "stone".
Etymology[edit | edit source]
In one manuscript, the word is said to derive from Common Eldarin gon, gondo ("stone, rock"). In another manuscript, gond derives from Primitive Quendian gondō ("stone, general as a substance or material").
In the Etymologies, the Noldorin gonn ("a great stone, or rock") derives from the root GONOD/GONDO ("stone").
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Real-world inspiration[edit | edit source]
J.R.R. Tolkien was inspired by the early Celtic word ond, also meaning "rock".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry gond
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 28-9
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XII. The Problem of Ros", p. 374 (note 16)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 359 (entry GOND-)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Return to Bag End, pp. 849, 853
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 324, (dated 4-5 June 1971)