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The Tarmasundar, or "Roots of the Pillar", were the five ridges that made up the base of the Meneltarma, a mountain in the middle of the island of Númenor. Each root extended in the direction of the five promontories of that island.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name comes from the Quenya words tarma, meaning "pillar" (referring to Meneltarma), and *sunda, meaning "root".

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"