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''Mallos'' has a troublesome etymology. Though the first element is obviously ''[[malt]]'', "gold", the second element can either be ''[[loss]]'' ("white") or ''[[loth]]'' ("flower"). The Westron name of the flower is given as Goldenbell.   
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''Mallos'' is a [[Sindarin]] name meaning "golden flower",<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 100</ref> apparently consisting of elements related to ''[[malt]]'' ("gold") + ''[[loth]]''/''[[loss]]'' ("flower"/"snow"). The [[Westron]] name of the flower is given as Goldenbell.{{fact}}  
 
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Mallos was a flower that grew in the vales of Lebennin in Gondor, described as having the shape and colour of a golden bell.

Etymology

Mallos is a Sindarin name meaning "golden flower",[1] apparently consisting of elements related to malt ("gold") + loth/loss ("flower"/"snow"). The Westron name of the flower is given as Goldenbell.[source?]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 100