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Kalormë was a great mountain in Oronto (the farthest East of the world). The peak seems to have been the second tallest mountain in Arda, corresponding to the Oiolossë far in the West.[1]

[edit] Etymology

In the Qenya Lexicon, the name kalorme(e) is glossed as "hill-crest over which the Sun rises".[2][3]

[edit] Inspiration

It is notable that the name Kalormë is similar to Calormen of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, althought it is unknown if Tolkien thought of this name.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Hiding of Valinor", pp. 212, 225
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 44
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One, pp. 256-7