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atalantë is a Quenya word meaning "the downfallen", from the verb-root talat-.

Atalantë was the name given to Númenor after its Downfall.[1] Tolkien called it "a happy accident", because it invokes the name Atlantis.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"