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Sorontil

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Sorontil is a mountain of Númenor (actually the only known besides Meneltarma) standing near the island's North Cape of Forostar, with its eastern flanks forming sheer sea-cliffs.[1]

Tar-Meneldur built a tall tower in the vicinity of this mountain.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Sorontil is not given a translation in the sources, but an apparent analysis would be soron + -til, thus meaning "Eagle peak". The translation would suggest that its craggy peaks were possibly populated by Eagles.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Introduction", "The Map of Middle-earth"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  3. Mark Fisher, "Sorontil", Encyclopedia of Arda (accessed 17 December 2017)