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culumalda

Type: Plants

Meaning: golden-red tree

Description:

A tree, presumably with golden-red foliage, that grew in the Field of Cormallen in Ithilien; the name of this tree only appears in the Appendix of The Silmarillion:
Cormallen... means 'golden circle' and was named from the culumalda trees that grew there....

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names, entry mal-


Etymology
cul- 'golden-red' in Culúrien.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

mal- 'gold' in Malduin, Malinalda; also in mallorn, and in the Field of Cormallen, which means 'golden circle' and was named from the culumalda trees that grew there (see cul-).

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

alda 'tree' (Quenya) in Aldaron, Aldudénië, Malinalda, corresponding to Sindarin galadh (seen in Caras Galadhon and the Galadhrim of Lothlórien).

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec07

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