Quenya 

oiolossë

place name. Ever (Snow) White

Another name for Taniquetil (LotR/377, S/37) variously translated as “Everlasting Whiteness”, “Ever-snow”, “Ever-white” or “Ever-snow-white”. This name is a compound of oi(o) “ever” and lossë “snow, snow-white” (RGEO/61).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name first appeared as ᴹQ. Ialasse “Everlasting Whiteness” (SM/81). A similar form ᴹQ. Iolosse appeared in The Etymologies (Ety/EY, GEY) and possibly also in the Silmarillion texts (LR/210), but it was rejected and replaced by its final form ᴹQ. Oiolosse (Ety/OY, LR/209).

Cognates

  • S. Amon Uilos “Hill of Ever-snow” ✧ Let/278; SI/Oiolossë; SI/Amon Uilos; UT/055; UTI/Amon Uilos; UTI/Oiolossë; S/037; WJ/403
  • S. Uilos “Ever-snow” ✧ PE17/026; PE17/026; RGEO/62; RGEO/66

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
oi(o)“ever, everlastingly; an endless period, ever, everlastingly; an endless period, *aeon”
lossë“snow, fallen snow; snow-white, snowy”

Variations

  • Oiolosse ✧ Let/278; PE17/026; PE17/026; PE17/069; PE17/161; RGEO/61; RGEO/62; RGEO/66; WJ/403
  • oiolosse ✧ PE17/069
Quenya [Let/278; LotR/0377; LotRI/Mount Everwhite; LotRI/Oiolossë; LT1I/Oiolossë; MRI/Oiolossë; PE17/026; PE17/069; PE17/161; RGEO/58; RGEO/59; RGEO/61; RGEO/62; RGEO/66; S/037; SA/coron; SA/los; SI/Amon Uilos; SI/Oiolossë; UT/055; UTI/Amon Uilos; UTI/Oiolossë; WJ/403; WJI/Oiolossë] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Iolossë

everlasting snow

[Iolossë] place-name "Everlasting Snow" = Taniquetil (GEY, EY; changed to Oiolossë)

oio

endless period

oio noun "an endless period" (CO) or adv. "ever" (SA:los). Oiolairë "Ever-summer" (name of a tree, UT:167; also in the name Coron Oiolairë, "Mound of Ever-summer". Oiolossë "Everwhite, Ever-snowwhite", a name of Taniquetil (OY), hence the translation "Mount Everwhite" in Tolkien's rendering of Namárië. See also SA:los. Explicit "mount" in Oron Oiolossë "Mount Everwhite" (WJ:403). Ablativic genitive Oiolossëo "from Mount Everwhite" in Namárië (Nam, RGEO:67, OY)

Taniquetil

high white horn

Taniquetil (Taniquetild-), place-name: the highest of the mountains of Valinor, upon which were the mansions of Manwë and Varda. Properly, this name refers to the topmost peak only, the whole mountain being called Oiolossë (SA:til). The Etymologies has Taniquetil, Taniquetildë ("q") (Ta-niqe-til) ("g.sg." Taniquetilden, in LotR-style Quenya this is the dative singular) "High White Horn" (NIK-W, TIL, TA/TA3, OY). Variant Taníquetil with a long í, translated "high-snow-peak"(PE17:26, 168).

oiolossë

Oiolossë

Oiolossë (also spelled Oiolosse) is Quenya and means "Ever-snow-white", "Everwhite/snowy", or "Everlasting snow". The name seems to consist of oio "ever" (cf. root OY-) and losse "snow". In Eriol's Old English translations, Oiolossë is referred to as Sinsnaw, Sinsnaewen "Ever-snow". The Sindarin equivalent of Oiolossë was Amon Uilos.

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Noldorin 

uilos

place name. Everlasting Snow

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. Oiolosse “Everlasting Whiteness” ✧ Ety/OY
  • ᴹQ. Iolosse “ever-snow, Everlasting Snow” ✧ Ety/EY

Derivations

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
ui“ever”
gloss“snow, snow-white”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ✶Eigolosse > Uiloss[eigolosse] > [oigolosse] > [uigolosse] > [uiɣolosse] > [uiɣoloss] > [uioloss] > [uiloss]✧ Ety/EY
On. Uigolosse > Uilos[uigolosse] > [uiɣolosse] > [uiɣoloss] > [uioloss] > [uiloss] > [uilos]✧ Ety/OY

Variations

  • Uiloss ✧ Ety/EY (Uiloss)
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Qenya 

oiolosse

place name. Everlasting Whiteness

Cognates

Elements

WordGloss
oia“everlasting”
olos(se)“snow, fallen snow”

Variations

  • Oiolossë ✧ LR/209; LR/210; LRI/Ialassë; LRI/Oiolossë; SMI/Ialassë; TII/Oiolossë
Qenya [Ety/OY; LR/209; LR/210; LRI/Ialassë; LRI/Oiolossë; SMI/Ialassë; TII/Oiolossë] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ialasse

place name. Everlasting Whiteness

Changes

  • IalassëOiolossë ✧ LR/210
  • IalassëOiolossë ✧ LRI/Ialassë
  • IalassëOiolossë “Everlasting Whiteness” ✧ SMI/Ialassë

Cognates

Elements

WordGloss
ia“ever”
olos(se)“snow, fallen snow”

Variations

  • Ialassë ✧ LR/210; LRI/Ialassë; SM/081; SMI/Ialassë
Qenya [LR/210; LRI/Ialassë; SM/081; SMI/Ialassë] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Old Noldorin 

uigolosse

place name. Everlasting snow

Changes

  • UiolosseUigolosse ✧ Ety/OY

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. Oiolosse “Everlasting Whiteness” ✧ Ety/OY

Derivatives

  • N. Uilos “Everlasting Snow” ✧ Ety/OY

Variations

  • Uiolosse ✧ EtyAC/OY (Uiolosse)
Old Noldorin [Ety/OY; EtyAC/OY] Group: Eldamo. Published by