-ion

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-ion is a Quenya suffix that has two meanings.

-ion1

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

Examples1

-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]

Examples2

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

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, "Part One: III. The Lost Road, (ii) The Númenórean chapters", 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