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Quentalë Ardanómion

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Quentalë Ardanómion is a work that Ælfwine states having used as a source for the text Concerning the Dwarves beside Lammas and Dorgannas Iaur.[1] The work is not mentioned elsewhere, nor is its writer known.

[edit] Etymology

The Quenya word quentalë means 'history'.[2] Ardanómion is not quite clear apart the beginning of the word, Arda. Måns Björkman considers -nómion possibly a misreading of the manuscript, because -nornion < norno 'dwarf' would make sense in a work used as a source for a text on dwarves.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion", p. 206
  2. See e.g. J.R.R. Tolkien, "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D: Editorial Notes [to 'Noldorin words for Language']" (by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998, cf. Quentalë Noldorinwa.
  3. Måns Björkman, "The Chroniclers of Arda" dated 13 December 2000, (accessed 9 March 2015)