Quenya zR5Ì#

oiolossë

place name. ever (snow) white, everwhite, everlasting whiteness, everwhite/snowy, ever-snow, ever-white, ever-snow-white, eversnow

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 oio “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).
Variations of the word: Oiolosse, Oiolossë.

Elements

WordGlossSource
lossësnow; snow-white-
OYeverPE17/069.2803
(G)LOSsnowPE17/069.2905
oi-ever-snowPE17/069.3202
lossëEver-snow, Ever-whitePE17/161.0412
oioeverRGEO/61.6503
lossë-SA/los.009

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
oiolossëogenitivefrom Mt. UilosLet/278.3306
Oiolossëogenitivefrom Mount EverwhiteLotR/0377.3605
Oiolossëogenitiveof Ever-snowyPE17/069.2802
Oiolossëogenitivefrom Mount EverwhiteRGEO/58.1305
Oio-lossëogenitiveEver-white-fromRGEO/59.0701

[PE17/069.3207; Let/278.3306; RGEO/61.6001; WJ/403.3202; PE17/161.0508; PE17/069.2802; RGEO/62.0604; PE17/026.2302; PE17/026.1504; RGEO/66.0702; SA/los.004; SA/coron.016; SI/Amon Uilos.006; SI/Oiolossë.001; UT/055.3709; UTI/Amon Uilos.006; S/037.3004; UTI/Oiolossë.001; WJI/Oiolossë.001; MRI/Oiolossë.001; LT1I/Oiolossë.001; LotRI/Oiolossë.001; LotRI/Mount Everwhite.004; Let/278.4108; PE17/069.2702; LotR/0377.3605; RGEO/58.1305; RGEO/59.0701] 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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Qenya zR5Ì#

oiolosse

place name. everlasting whiteness, everlasting snow

Variations of the word: Oiolossë.

Elements

WordGlossSource
oiaeverlasting-
olos(se)snow-

[Ety/OY.016; LR/209.1309; LR/210.2901; LRI/Ialassë.006; LRI/Oiolossë.001; SMI/Ialassë.007; TII/Oiolossë.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ialasse

place name. everlasting whiteness

Variations of the word: Ialassë.

Elements

WordGlossSource
iaia-
olos(se)snow-

[LR/210.3010; LRI/Ialassë.001; SM/081.1809; SMI/Ialassë.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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