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Andor

Andor or Yôzâyan in Adûnaic[1], was a name for the island of Elenna or Númenor, meaning 'The Land of Gift'.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name is Quenya and contains the elements anna "gift" + dor "land".[3]

Similarly, the native name Yôzâyan seems to contain the Adûnaic word zâyan "land".[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers Part Two", pp. 241, 247}}
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Three: The Drowning of Anadûnê: (vi) Lowdham's Report on the Adunaic Language", p. 423