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[[Image:J.R.R. Tolkien - Taniquetil.jpg|thumb|200px|''Taniquetil'' by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]]]
 
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'''Taniquetil''' ([[Quenya]], pronounced {{IPA|[taˈnikʷetil]}}), the great '''Holy Mountain''', said to be the tallest peak in the world, stood among the [[Pelóri|Pelóri Mountains]] on the borders of [[Valinor]]. According to the ''[[The Annals of Aman|Annals of Aman]]'', it was raised 3,450 [[Valian Years]] (or 33,000 solar years) after the [[Valar]] arrived in [[Aman]]. The mansions of [[Manwë]] and [[Varda]] were on this mountain, and the [[Vanyar]] came to dwell at its base.
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'''Taniquetil''' ([[Quenya]], pronounced {{IPA|[taˈnikʷetil]}}) was the peak of [[Oiolosse]], the great '''Holy Mountain''', said to be the tallest peak in the world. There is was built [[Ilmarin]], the abode of [[Manwe]] and [[Varda]].
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==Etymology==
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The name means "high-snow-peak"<ref>{{PE|17}} pp. 26, 168<ref> and is analyzed as ''ta-'' (cf. ''[[tára]]), ''[[nique]]'' and ''[[tilde]]''. Other names are Taniquetilde Tára or [[Elerrína]].
  
Also known as {'''Oron'''} '''Oiolossë''' ("{Mount of} Everlasting Whiteness", pronounced {{IPA|[(ˈoron) ˌoɪ.oˈlosːe]}}) in [[Quenya]] and '''Amon Uilos''' in [[Sindarin]] (pronounced {{IPA|[ˈamon ˈuɪlos]}}).  In [[Valarin]] it was called '''Dâhan-igwiš-telgûn''', or less properly '''Dahanigwishtilgûn'''.
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In [[Valarin]] it was called ''[[Dâhan-igwiš-telgûn]]'', or less properly '''Dahanigwištilgûn'''.
  
 
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The name Holy Mountain refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Holy Mountain (disambiguation).
Taniquetil by J.R.R. Tolkien

Taniquetil (Quenya, pronounced [taˈnikʷetil]) was the peak of Oiolosse, the great Holy Mountain, said to be the tallest peak in the world. There is was built Ilmarin, the abode of Manwe and Varda.

Etymology

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