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Calacirian


Calacirian was a region of Eldamar near the entrance to the ravine of Calacirya. The hill of Túna stood there, with the city of Tirion built upon it. The light of the Two Trees was the strongest there in all Eldamar.

The name appears in Bilbo's Song of Eärendil in Rivendell:[1][2]

and seven lights before him sent,
as through the Calacirian
to hidden land forlorn he went.

[edit] Etymology

The Quenya name Calacirian is a simplified ("anglicized") form of Kalakiryan (full Kalakiryandë, derived from Kalakirya).[2][3]

See also: -andë

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Many Meetings"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 70
  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. 73