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Ilurambar (Q, pron. [ˌiluˈrambar]) is a term mentioned in The Book of Lost Tales Part 1 and is a Quenya name for the Walls of the World.[1]

Etymology

Ilurambar derives from ilu- meaning "universe"[2] and rambar (plural of ramba) meaning "walls".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part 1, "The Hiding of Valinor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Etymologies", entry IL-
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Etymologies", entry RAMBÁ-