Lumbi

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Lumbi was the name of Melko's dwelling after his release from captivity, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.

After his defeat in the Battle of the Silent Pools, it was the place where he was bound, and guarded by Gorgumoth, the hound of Mandos.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Lumbi is in Qenya, probably being derived from the root LUVU ("dark weather");[2] same as its Gnomish cognates Lumfad[1] and Lumfod ("gloomy-end"), from lum ("cloud")[3] + fod ("end, butt, bottom").[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "VI. The History of Eriol or Ælfwine and the End of the Tales", outline 1, pp. 278-9
  2. Paul Strack, "ᴱQ. Lumbi loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 10 May 2022)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 55
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 35