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Alalminórë

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Alalminórë was a region in the centre of the island of Tol Eressëa, being its fairest realm. The city of Kortirion was situated in Alalminórë.[1]

[edit] Etymology

In Qenya Alalminórë is glossed "Land of Elms",[2] which the Gnomes also call Gar Lossion, or the "Place of Flowers".[1]

[edit] Inspiration

Christopher Tolkien identifies the Land of Elms as Warwickshire.[3]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Cottage of Lost Play", p. 16
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 5
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Cottage of Lost Play": "Notes and Commentary"