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* ''[[Amon|emyn]]'', "hills"
 
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==Noldorin==
 
==Noldorin==
 
'''''orodrim''''' is the [[Noldorin]] word for "mountain range".<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 379</ref>
 
'''''orodrim''''' is the [[Noldorin]] word for "mountain range".<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 379</ref>
 
===Etymology===
 
===Etymology===
In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'', Noldorin ''orodrim'' derives from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[ÓROT]] ("height, mountain").<ref name=LR/>
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In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'', Noldorin ''orodrim'' derives from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[OR#Other versions|ÓROT]] ("height, mountain").<ref name=LR/>
 
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[[Category:Noldorin nouns]]
 
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[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]
 
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[edit] Sindarin

orodorim is a Sindarin word meaning "mountain-chain". It is only attested in the compound name Thangorodrim.[1]

The word orodrim ("range of mountains") is listed by David Salo in his Neo-Sindarin glossary.[2]

[edit] Etymology

orodrim likely consists of orod meaning "mountain", and the suffix -rim which is a collective plural meaning "a great number, a host".[3]

[edit] See also

[edit] Noldorin

orodrim is the Noldorin word for "mountain range".[4]

[edit] Etymology

In the Etymologies, Noldorin orodrim derives from root ÓROT ("height, mountain").[4]

[edit] 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. 116
  2. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 327
  3. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth (cf. Thangorodrim) at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 14 July 2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 379