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Tumunzahar

Main article: Nogrod

Tumunzahar is the Dwarvish name for Nogrod, the citadel of the Dwarves that lay in the central part of the Blue Mountains, near Mount Dolmed.

[edit] Etymology

Tumunzahar is apparently Khuzdul for "Hollowbold".[1][2][3] Magnus Åberg has suggested that the name consists of the unattested elements tûm (?"bold/delving") and zahar (?"hollow").[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Sindar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names" (entries for Hollowbold, Nogrod)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"(entry for groth)
  4. Magnus Åberg, "An analysis of Dwarvish" at Forodrim.org (accessed 5 November 2011)