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telluma

telluma is a Quenya word meaning "dome" or "vault".

As a name, it referred to Ilmarin, or the Dome of Varda above Valinor.[1]

[edit] Etymology

It was derived from the Quenya word teluma with influence from the Valarin word delgūmā.[2]

[edit] Examples

"Andúnë pella, Vardo tellumar ('beyond the West, beneath the blue vaults of Varda')"
Namárië[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language': Note on the 'Language of the Valar'", p. 399
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", note 15
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)"