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nurtalë valinóreva

proper name. the Hiding of Valinor

The time when the Valar hid Valinor from the attacks of Morgoth (S/102). This name is a combination of nurtalë “hiding” and the possessive form of Valinórë.

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the land (or people) of the valar

Valinor place-name "the land (or people) of the Valar", *"Vali-land" (Vali = Valar), land of the Gods in the West (BAL, NDOR); cf. Valandor. Full form Valinórë (BAL; Vali-nórëunder NDOR).Said to be "the true Eldarin name of Aman", the latter name being explained as a borrowing from Valarin in some versions of the linguistic scenario (VT49:26). In the early "Qenya Lexicon", Valinor, Valinórë is glossed "Asgard", the name of the city of the gods in Norse mythology (LT1:272). It seems that in such more restricted use, Valinor is not the entire Blessed Realm but rather the specific region beyond the Pelóri where (most of) the Valar dwelt, with Val(i)mar as the chief city. Thus it is said of Eärendil that he "went into Valinor and to the halls of Valimar" only after he had already left his ship and ventured as far as Tirion (Silmarillion, chapter 24). Possessive Valinóreva in Nurtalë Valinóreva, the "Hiding of Valinor", the possessive case here assuming the function of object genitive (Silm); genitive Valinórëo in Yénië Valinórëo "Annals of Valinor" (MR:200; the last word was changed from Valinóren, Tolkien revising the genitive ending from -n to -o)



nurtalë noun "hiding" (evidently a verbal stem #nurta- "hide" with the verbal noun ending -); Nurtalë Valinóreva "the Hiding of Valinor" (Silm)


noun. hiding

Element in


nurta-“*to hide”
-lë“abstract noun, adverb”


  • Nurtalë ✧ S/102


adjective. hiding, secretive

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