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Oromet was a hill near Andúnië and the western shores of Númenor. It was here that the King of Númenor, Tar-Minastir (whose name meant "Tower Watcher"), built a high tower where he could spend many days gazing westward. Well over a thousand years later Tar-Palantir often visited the tower upon Oromet in the vain hope of seeing Tol Eressëa or at least some ship coming from the west.
The name is obviously Quenya and includes the Elvish root for "mountain".
The meaning is obscure but it has been suggested that the name means "last mountain". Cf. the Elvish root MET "end".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Minastir
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 309
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo", Ardalambion (accessed 26 March 2023)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry "orod"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 373