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Taniquelassë

""...and they were remembered in many songs long after they had perished for ever, for few ever flowered east of the Land of Gift."''"
Unfinished Tales

Taniquelassë was a fragrant evergreen tree brought to Númenor from Tol Eressëa by the Elves. After the downfall of Númenor they were not found within the circles of the world.[1]

Taniquelassë, among the other trees brought to Númenor, grew mostly up the sheltered seaward slopes of Nísimaldar in the Bay of Eldanna but they also spread far east into the land.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The word taniquelassë means "high-snow-leaf" in Quenya (from ta- (cf. tára)= "high", nique= "snow" and lassë= "leaf").[source?]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
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Plants and trees Fragrant Trees · Lairelossë · Laurinquë · Lavaralda · Nessamelda · Nimloth · Oiolairë · Taniquelassë · Vardarianna · Yavannamírë
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Main texts The Silmarillion ("Akallabêth") · Unfinished Tales ("A Description of the Island of Númenor" · "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife" · "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor") · The Lord of the Rings · ("Appendix A" · "Appendix B")