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orodrim is the Noldorin word for "mountain range".[1]

As the word was used in the compound name Thangorodrim (which survived in The Lord of the Rings), one can assume that the form is also a valid Sindarin word.Template:Or The word orodrim is also listed by David Salo in his Neo-Sindarin glossary.[2]


orodrim consists of orod meaning "mountain", and the suffix -rim which is a collective plural meaning "a great number, a host".Template:Or

In the Etymologies, Noldorin orodrim derives from root ÓROT ("height, mountain").[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 379
  2. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 327