Q. taras n. “a great towering building (fort/city/castle), tower” (Category: Tower)
Reference ✧ PE17/22 ✧ “a great towering building (fort/city/castle), tower”
|tára¹||“lofty, tall, high”|
A noun appearing in the Quenya Verbal System of the 1940s, with its singular form taras glossed “mount” (PE22/126) and its plural form tarassi glossed “hills” (PE22/126). It appears to be an elaboration of ᴹQ. tára “high”, so perhaps more literally means “*heights”. In later writings it seems Q. taras was used as a word for “tower” (PE17/22), though S. Taras did reappear as the name of a mountain in Sindarin (S/119).
References ✧ PE22/125-126