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The Lambengolmor were the Loremasters of the Elves. They were skilled linguists and historians, and created many works about the Elves and their languages.

Known members were Rúmil, who invented the first alphabet, Fëanor, who invented the Tengwar, and Pengolodh, who is credited with many works that are the basis for The Silmarillion.[1]


Lambengolmor is a Quenya word, glossed as "Loremasters of Tongues" in one manuscript.[1] In another manuscript, the alternative spelling Lambeñgolmor is seen, and also glossed as "lingustic loremasters".[2] Helge Fauskanger has noted that only the plural form is attested, of a possible singular form Lambengolmo. The word consists of lambe ("tongue, language") + ingolmo ("loremaster").[3]


Lambengolmor is also the name of a mailing list about Tolkien's languages.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", pp. 396-8
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 6
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)", Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)