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[[Image:J.R.R. Tolkien - Taniquetil.jpg|thumb|200px|''Taniquetil'' by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]]]
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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>
 
''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>
  
==Other names==
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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]]''.
  
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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Taniquetil is also called ''Oiolossë'' (also spelled ''Oiolosse''),<ref name=PE17/> which is [[Quenya]] and means "Ever-snow-white",<ref name=SIndex>{{S|Index}}</ref> "Everwhite/snowy",<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, p. 26</ref> or "Everlasting snow".<ref name=Ety379/> The name seems to consist of ''[[oio]]'' "ever" (cf. root [[OY|OY-]])<ref name=PE17/><ref name=Ety379>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 379</ref> and ''[[losse]]'' "snow".<ref name=SIndex/>
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In [[Eriol]]'s [[Old English]] translations, Oiolossë is referred to as ''Sinsnáw, Sinsnǽwen'' "Ever-snow".<ref>{{SM|QA1}}</ref>
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In the ''[[Song of Eärendil]]'' it is named '''Hill of [[Ilmarin]]'''.<ref>{{FR|II1}}</ref>
  
 
In [[Valarin]] it was called ''dāhan-igwiš-telgūn'', or less properly ''Dahanigwistilgūn''.<ref>{{WJ|Author}}, pp. 416-7 (note 36)</ref>
 
In [[Valarin]] it was called ''dāhan-igwiš-telgūn'', or less properly ''Dahanigwistilgūn''.<ref>{{WJ|Author}}, pp. 416-7 (note 36)</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Kalórmë]]
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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).
J.R.R. Tolkien - Taniquetil.jpg
Taniquetil
Physical Description
LocationCentral Aman
Belongs toThe Pelóri
DescriptionThe tallest mountain peak in Arda
General Information
Other namesOiolossë
The Holy Mountain

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?]

[edit] 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]

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.

Taniquetil is also called Oiolossë (also spelled Oiolosse),[5] which is Quenya and means "Ever-snow-white",[1] "Everwhite/snowy",[5] or "Everlasting snow".[6] The name seems to consist of oio "ever" (cf. root OY-)[5][6] and losse "snow".[1]

In Eriol's Old English translations, Oiolossë is referred to as Sinsnáw, Sinsnǽwen "Ever-snow".[7]

In the Song of Eärendil it is named Hill of Ilmarin.[8]

In Valarin it was called dāhan-igwiš-telgūn, or less properly Dahanigwistilgūn.[9]

[edit] See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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. 5.0 5.1 5.2 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), p. 26
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 379
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: Appendix 1: Fragments of a translation of The Quenta Noldorinwa into Old English, made by Ælfwine or Eriol; together with Old English equivalents of Elvish names"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  9. 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)