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mallos

Type: Plants

Meaning: golden snow

Description:

A flower, most likely yellow, found in Lebennin:
...The white lilies sway,
And the golden bells are shaken of mallos and alfirin
In the green fields of Lebennin,
In the wind from the Sea!

from Silver flow the streams from Celos to Erui
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 9, The Last Debate


Etymology
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....

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

los 'snow' in Oiolossë (Quenya oio 'ever' and losse 'snow, snow-white'); Sindarin loss in Amon Uilos and Aeglos.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 10Dec07

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