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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 Oiolossë 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]

Inspiration

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

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