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kundo is a Quenya word for "guardian".[1]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that Tolkien's manuscript note "cundo 'lord'"[2] is a related gloss, also in Quenya. The latter form conforms to the orthography used in The Lord of the Rings (where Tolkien represented the [k]-sound with the letter "c").[3]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "IX. The Making of Appendix A": (i) "The Realms in Exile", p. 260
  2. 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), p. 117
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo" dated 25 December 2008, Ardalambion (accessed 11 March 2014)