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Kalormë

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Kalórmë (Q, pron. [kaˈloːrme]) 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 Taniquetil far in the West.[1]

Etymology

In the Qenya Lexicon, the name Kalórmë is given the meaning "hill-crest over which the Sun rises". It can be analyzed as cal- (root KAL) and orme (root ORO).[2]

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

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "The Hiding of Valinor", pp. 212 and 225
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One