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Kalórmë (Q, pron. [kaˈloːrme]) was a mountain, the highest peak of the Wall of the Sun in the Land of the Sun. It corresponded to the Taniquetil far in the West of Arda.


The name possibly means "summit of light" in the early Qenya version of the Book of the Lost Tales. It can be analyzed as cal- (root KAL) and orme (root ORO).

It is notable that "Kalórmë" violates normal Quenya phonotactics, by allowing a long vowel before a consonant cluster. Normally, this would be shortened to "Kalormë".

It is also notable that the name is similar to Calormen of Narnia by C.S. Lewis