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Ponórir was the name of the northern portion of the Great Lands, later known as Scandinavia (with Ponórë being the Qenya name for Norway), according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales.[1]


The name Ponórir is in Qenya, glossed as "the Northlands, Scandinavia" in the Qenya Lexicon,[1] a combination of the root PO (associated with the north) + nórë ("land").[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), pp. 74-5
  2. Paul Strack, "ᴱQ. Ponórir loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 29 April 2022)