Quenya 

meneltarma

place name. Pillar of Heaven

Name of the highest and holiest mountain in Númenor, translated “Pillar of Heaven” (S/261). This name is a compound of menel “the heavens” and tarma “pillar” (SA/menel, tarma).

Conceptual Development: This mountain was referred to only as the “Mountain of Ilúvatar” in the first version of the “Fall of Númenor” (LR/27). Its Quenya name first emerged in the versions of the stories associated with the unfinished “Notion Club Papers” story from the 1940s, in forms such as ᴹQ. Menelmin(do) or Meneltyúla (SD/315, 335, 346), though at this stage it frequently appeared in its Adûnaic forms: Ad. Menel-Tûbal >> Minul-târik (SD/388). In the revisions of the Akallabêth in the 1950s, the name first appeared as Menelmindon but was soon revised to its final form Meneltarma (PM/146).

Quenya [Let/194; Let/204; LotRI/Meneltarma; LRI/Meneltarma; MRI/Meneltarma; PM/146; PMI/Meneltarma; S/261; SA/menel; SA/tar; SDI2/Meneltarma; SI/Meneltarma; UT/166; UTI/Meneltarma; VT42/21] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Menel

heavens

Menel noun "heavens" (Markirya, SA), "the heavens, the firmament" (SD:401), "the apparent dome in the sky" (MR:387). Menel Cemenyë ("k") "Heaven and Earth" (VT47:30). Found in names like Meneldil "Heaven-friend" = astronomer (Appendix A; Letters:386), Meneldur masc. name, "Heaven-servant" (Appendix A, Tar-Menelduras a Númenórean King, UT:210); menelluin "sky-blue", used as noun = "cornflower" (J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator p. 193). Menelmacar "Swordsman of the Sky", the Orion constellation (also called Telumehtar, Appendix E, first footnote); the older name was Menelmacil "Heaven-sword" (WJ:411); Meneltarma "Pillar of Heaven", name of the great central mountain of Númenor (SA:tar, VT42:21).Menelya fifth day of the Eldarin six-day week, dedicated to the heavens (Appendix D) Locative meneldë "in heaven"; abandoned forms menellë, menelzë (VT43:12, 16). Adj. meneldëa "(being) in heaven", evidently based on a locative form meneldë "in heaven"; abandoned forms menelzëa, menellëa, menelessëa (VT43:13, VT44:16; the last of these forms would suggest the locative form #menelessë).

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Meneltarma

The name Meneltarma is Quenya and means "pillar of heaven", from menel and tarma.

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Adûnaic

minul-târik

place name. Pillar of Heaven

The Adûnaic name of the Pillar of Heaven (Q. Meneltarma), the great and holy mountain at the center of Númenor (SD/249). The first element is the objective form of minal “the heavens”. The second element târik “pillar” is normally a noun, but in this case it behaves verbally with the sense “that which supports”, since the objective case requires a second verbal element (SD/429). Therefore, the literal translation of the name is “That Which Supports the Heavens”. Conceptual Development: The first Adûnaic name for this mountain was Menel-tūbil or Menel-Tûbal (SD/305, SD/363).

Adûnaic [SD/241; SD/249; SD/388; SD/429; SDI2/Menelmin] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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Primitive elvish

menel

root. heavens, firmament, *[ᴹ√] sky
Primitive elvish [PE21/84] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

menelmindo

place name. pillar of heaven

Variations of the word: Menelmindon, Menelminda, Menelmindo.

Elements

WordGlossSource
menelthe heavens-
mindo(n)(isolated) tower-
Qenya [SD/335.3909; SDI2/Menelmin.001; SD/302.0308; SDI2/Menelmin.013; SD/315.3901; SDI2/Menelmin.014; PM/146.3706; PMI/Meneltarma.009] Group: Eldamo. Published by

menelmin(do)

place name. Pillar of Heaven
Qenya [PM/146; PMI/Meneltarma; SD/302; SD/315; SD/335; SDI2/Menelmin] Group: Eldamo. Published by