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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.
 
  
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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'''Taniquetil''' or '''[[Oiolossë]]''', the great '''Holy Mountain''', was the highest of the mountains of [[Pelóri]] and the tallest peak in [[Arda]]. On its summit was raised [[Ilmarin]], the mansions of [[Manwë]] and [[Varda]].<ref name=SIndex/>
  
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According to ''[[The Annals of Aman]]'', it was raised 3,450 [[Valian Years]] (or 33,000 solar years) after the [[Valar]] arrived in [[Aman]].{{fact}}
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==Etymology==
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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 ''[[TĀ|ta-]]'' (cf. ''tára'') "high", ''[[nique]]'' "white"  and ''[[TIL|til]]'' "point".<ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref>
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The mountain was also called '''[[Amon Uilos]]''', the White Mountain, the Mountain of Manwë,<ref name=SIndex>{{S|Index}}</ref>, ''Arfanyarassë'' (or ''Arfanyaras''; [[Quenya|Q]]. "High shining white peak"),<ref>{{HM|WJ}}, pp. 403, 416</ref> ''Taniquetilde Tára''{{fact}}, and ''[[Elerrína]]''.
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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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*[[Kalormë]]
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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 or Oiolossë, the great Holy Mountain, was the highest of the mountains of Pelóri and the tallest peak in Arda. On its summit was raised Ilmarin, the mansions of Manwë and Varda.[1]

According to The Annals of Aman, it was raised 3,450 Valian Years (or 33,000 solar years) after the Valar arrived in Aman.[source?]

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Etymology

Taniquetil (or Taníquetil) is Quenya (pronounced [taˈnikʷetil]) and means "high-snow-peak".[2] The name can be analyzed as ta- (cf. tára) "high", nique "white" and til "point".[3]

Other names

The mountain was also called Amon Uilos, the White Mountain, the Mountain of Manwë,[1], Arfanyarassë (or Arfanyaras; Q. "High shining white peak"),[4] Taniquetilde Tára[source?], and Elerrína.

In Valarin it was called dāhan-igwiš-telgūn, or less properly Dahanigwistilgūn.[5]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. 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
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, pp. 403, 416
  5. 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)