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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]}}) 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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'''Taniquetil''' (also called '''Taniquetilde Tára''' or '''[[Elerrína]]''') was the peak of [[Oiolosse]], the great Holy Mountain, said to be the tallest peak in the world. There was built [[Ilmarin]], the abode of [[Manwë]] and [[Varda]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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]].
 
  
In [[Valarin]] it was called ''[[Dâhan-igwiš-telgûn]]'', or less properly '''Dahanigwištilgûn'''.
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''Taniquetil'' (or ''Taníquetil'') is [[Quenya]] (pronounced {{IPA|[taˈnikʷetil]}}) and means "high-snow-peak".<ref>{{PE|17}} pp. 26, 168</ref> The name can be analyzed as ''ta-'' (cf. ''[[tára]]''), ''[[nique]]'' and ''[[tilde]]''.{{or}}
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In [[Valarin]] it was called ''dāhan-igwiš-telgūn'', or less properly ''Dahanigwistilgūn''.<ref>{{WJ|Author}}, pp. 416-7 (note 36)</ref>
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Revision as of 19:46, 4 June 2011

Taniquetil by J.R.R. Tolkien

Taniquetil (also called Taniquetilde Tára or Elerrína) was the peak of Oiolosse, the great Holy Mountain, said to be the tallest peak in the world. There was built Ilmarin, the abode of Manwë and Varda.

Etymology

Taniquetil (or Taníquetil) is Quenya (pronounced [taˈnikʷetil]) and means "high-snow-peak".[1] The name can be analyzed as ta- (cf. tára), nique and tilde.Template:Or

In Valarin it was called dāhan-igwiš-telgūn, or less properly Dahanigwistilgūn.[2]

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) pp. 26, 168
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", pp. 416-7 (note 36)