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Oiolossë was one of the names of Taniquetil.[1]


Oiolossë (also spelled Oiolosse)[2] is Quenya and means "Ever-snow-white"[1], "Everwhite/snowy"[2], or "Everlasting snow"[3]. The name seems to consist of oio "ever" (cf. root OY-)[2][3] and losse "snow".[1]

In Eriol's Old English translations, Oiolossë is referred to as Sinsnáw, Sinsnǽwen "Ever-snow".[4]

The Sindarin equivalent of Oiolossë was Amon Uilos.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 26
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 379
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "III. The Quenta: Appendix 1: Fragments of a translation of The Quenta Noldorinwa into Old English, made by Ælfwine or Eriol; together with Old English equivalents of Elvish names"