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'''Kôr''' was the earlier name for the hill [[Túna]].
 
'''Kôr''' was the earlier name for the hill [[Túna]].
  
It is featured prominently in the ''[[The Book of Lost Tales 1]]'' as the capital of the [[Gnomes]] in [[Valinor]]. In the later [[Legendarium]], and in ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', it has been renamed [[Tirion]].
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It is featured prominently in the ''[[The Book of Lost Tales 1]]'' as the capital of the [[Gnomes]] in [[Valinor]].
 
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==Etymology==
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In the etymology of Tolkien's earliest languages, the name of the hill of Kôr refers to its roundness. It is derived from [[Primitive Elvish]] name ''Guord'' from which came [[Qenya]] ''Qora'' and [[Gnomish]] ''Gwar''.<ref name=lt6>{{LT2|VI}}</ref>
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Kor}}
 
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[[Category:Hills]]
 
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Revision as of 21:11, 2 May 2015

Kôr was the earlier name for the hill Túna.

It is featured prominently in the The Book of Lost Tales 1 as the capital of the Gnomes in Valinor.

Etymology

In the etymology of Tolkien's earliest languages, the name of the hill of Kôr refers to its roundness. It is derived from Primitive Elvish name Guord from which came Qenya Qora and Gnomish Gwar.[1]


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