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[edit] Sindarin

orodorim is a Sindarin word meaning "mountain-chain". It is only attested in the compound name Thangorodrim.[1]

The word orodrim ("range of mountains") is listed by David Salo in his Neo-Sindarin glossary.[2]

[edit] Etymology

orodrim likely consists of orod meaning "mountain", and the suffix -rim which is a collective plural meaning "a great number, a host".[3]

[edit] See also

[edit] Noldorin

orodrim is the Noldorin word for "mountain range".[4]

[edit] Etymology

In the Etymologies, Noldorin orodrim derives from root ÓROT ("height, mountain").[4]


  1. 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. 116
  2. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 327
  3. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth (cf. Thangorodrim) at (accessed 14 July 2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 379