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Over-heaven

Over-heaven is a name used by Peregrin Took.[1] It means the same as Quenya Menel 'Heaven' or Tarmenel 'High Heaven'. Over-heaven is a word translated from Westron to English, based on Old Norse uphiminn.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Palantír".
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 774 s.v. Over-heaven, cf. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 439.