Q. Tompollë loc. “Great Bear-dance”

Q. Tompollë, loc. “Great Bear-dance”

A place in Númenor where the Great Bear Dance (ruxöalë) took place (NM/335). Its meaning is unclear, but it might be an elaboration [ᴱQ.] tompa “drum” (QL/94), given that a similar root √TOM used “of resonant sounds” appeared in Tolkien’s later writings (PE17/138).

Reference ✧ NM/335 ✧ “Great Bear-dance”


TOM? “of resonant sounds”