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 In Tolkien's writings
Oxford (Old English: Oxena Ford) is referenced in the earliest form of the legendarium, The Book of Lost Tales. It was associated with Horsa, son of Eriol and Cwén. The name Oxford is translated as Qenya Taruktarna and in Gnomish Taruithorn.
Much later, Tolkien signed as Arcastar Mondósaresse ("Tolkien in Oxford") in a 1968 letter to the producer of the BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford. Therefore, Mondósar is the proper Quenya name for "Oxford", probably a compound of mundo ("bull, ox") and root THAR.
 See also
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "VI. The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales", p. 292. Cf. Appendix, entry Taruithorn
- ↑ Christie's, Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts, Sale 7275, lot 152. See also Mellonath Daeron Tengwar Specimen #70
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. #Mondósar loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 23 April 2020)
- ↑ "Tolkien’s annotated map of Middle-earth transcribed" dated 10 November 2015, The Tolkien Society (accessed 3 April 2016)