mindon means "isolated hill ... especially a hill with a watch-tower" in Noldorin. Evidently, this meaning was retained in Sindarin in the contraction min, as Tolkien wrote in his unfinished index that Min-Rimmon meant "peak of the Rimmon".[note 1]
- It is a bit unclear if Hammond and Scull interpret the meaning to be Sindarin, or if Tolkien so actually wrote in the unpublished manuscript.
- Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
- Quenya Corpus Wordlist edited by Helge Fauskanger
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", pp. 373, 395
- Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 511