Sorontil is a mountain of Númenor (actually the only known besides Meneltarma) standing near the island's North Cape of Forostar, with its eastern flanks forming sheer sea-cliffs.
Tar-Meneldur built a tall tower in the vicinity of this mountain.
Sorontil is not given a translation in the sources, but an apparent analysis would be soron + -til, thus meaning "Eagle peak". The translation would suggest that its craggy peaks were possibly populated by Eagles.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Introduction", "The Map of Middle-earth"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
- ↑ Mark Fisher, "Sorontil", Encyclopedia of Arda (accessed 16 January 2019)