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'''Ilmen''' is a part of the atmosphere that surrounds the world of [[Arda]] before the cataclysm at the end of the [[Second Age]]. Ilmen forms the outer layer of normal air: unlike [[Vaiya]] it only exists above Arda itself. Below Ilmen is the inner air, [[Vista]].
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'''Ilmen''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈilmen]}}) was a part of the atmosphere that surrounded the world of [[Arda]] before the cataclysm at the end of the [[Second Age]]. Ilmen formed the outer layer of normal air: unlike [[Vaiya]] it only existed above Arda itself. Below Ilmen was the inner air, [[Vista]].
  
The [[Moon]] passes through Ilmen on its way around the world, plunging down the [[Chasm of Ilmen]] on its way back.
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The [[Moon]] passed through Ilmen on its way around the world, plunging down the [[Chasm of Ilmen]] on its way back.
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==Etymology==
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[[Christopher Tolkien]] has noted that ''Ilmen'' is related to such words as ''[[Ilmarë]]'' and ''[[Ilmarin]]''.<ref>{{S|Elements}}, entry ''ilm-''</ref>
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==Names==
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In some manuscripts, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] used the name '''''[[Elenarda (disambiguation)|Elenarda]]''''', the "Stellar Kingdom", for Ilmen.<ref>{{SM|Ambar}}, pp. 240-1, 242-3, 253</ref><ref>{{VT|45a}}, p. 16</ref>
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Revision as of 17:13, 31 August 2012

Ilmen (Q, pron. [ˈilmen]) was a part of the atmosphere that surrounded the world of Arda before the cataclysm at the end of the Second Age. Ilmen formed the outer layer of normal air: unlike Vaiya it only existed above Arda itself. Below Ilmen was the inner air, Vista.

The Moon passed through Ilmen on its way around the world, plunging down the Chasm of Ilmen on its way back.

Etymology

Christopher Tolkien has noted that Ilmen is related to such words as Ilmarë and Ilmarin.[1]

Names

In some manuscripts, Tolkien used the name Elenarda, the "Stellar Kingdom", for Ilmen.[2][3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry ilm-
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "V. The Ambarkanta", pp. 240-1, 242-3, 253
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 16
Middle-earth Cosmology
 Constellations  Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin
Stars  Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til 
The Airs  Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista
Narsilion  Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion
See Also  Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void