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Culumalda

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A tree that grew in [[North Ithilien]], and especially in the woods around the [[Field of Cormallen]]. It is almost unknown but its name suggests that it was tall and thin, and that its leaves were red-golden in colour.
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'''Culumalda''' was a tree with hanging yellow blossoms that grew in [[Ithilien]], and especially in the woods around the [[Field of Cormallen]].<ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, pp. 625-6 (citing from the [[Unfinished index]])</ref><ref name=SApp>{{S|Index}} (entry for ''mal-'')</ref>
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==Etymology==
  
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''Culumalda'' was intended to be the source of the name ''[[Cormallen#Etymology|Cormallen]]''.<ref name=RC/><ref name=SApp/>
  
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[[Christopher Tolkien]] connects ''culumalda'' to the [[Elvish]] stems ''[[cul-]]'' ("golden-red") and ''[[mal-]]'' ("gold").<ref name=SApp/>
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[[Helge Kåre Fauskanger|Helge Fauskanger]] has suggested that ''culumalda'' is [[Quenya]], consisting of ''[[kuluma|culuma]]'' ("orange") + ''[[alda]]'' ("tree").<ref>[[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]], "[http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/eng-quen.rtf English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)]" at [http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/ Ardalambion] (accessed 25 June 2011)</ref>
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==Inspiration==
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] indicated that the tree was "prob[ably] a [[Wikipedia:laburnum|laburnum]]".<ref name=RC/>
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==See also==
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*[[Quenya]] ''[[kuluma]]'' ("an orange")
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Revision as of 23:23, 1 July 2011

Culumalda was a tree with hanging yellow blossoms that grew in Ithilien, and especially in the woods around the Field of Cormallen.[1][2]

Etymology

Culumalda was intended to be the source of the name Cormallen.[1][2]

Christopher Tolkien connects culumalda to the Elvish stems cul- ("golden-red") and mal- ("gold").[2]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that culumalda is Quenya, consisting of culuma ("orange") + alda ("tree").[3]

Inspiration

Tolkien indicated that the tree was "prob[ably] a laburnum".[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 625-6 (citing from the Unfinished index)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names" (entry for mal-)
  3. Helge Kåre Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)