Q. Calacirya loc. “Pass of Light”

Q. Calacirya, loc. “Pass of Light”

The “Pass of Light” through the Pelóri mountains into the heart of Valinor (S/59). It is a compound of cala “light” and cirya² “cleft, pass” (RGEO/62).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, it was called ᴹQ. Kalakilya (LR/173), using an earlier word for “pass”: ᴹQ. kilya (Ety/KIL).

References ✧ LotR/377; LotRI; LT1I; MR/87, 102; MRI/Kalakiryan; PE17/73; RGEO/58-59, 62; S/59; SA/kal, kir; SI; SMI

Glosses

Variations

Changes

Inflections

Calaciryo genitive “of Calacirya” ✧ LotR/377
Calaciryo genitive   ✧ PE17/73; RGEO/62
Calaciryo genitive “Kalakirya’s” ✧ RGEO/59
Càlacíryo genitive “of Calacirya” ✧ RGEO/58

Elements

cala “light” ✧ RGEO/62
cirya² “cleft, pass” ✧ RGEO/62
KAL “light; shine, be bright” ✧ PE17/73; SA/kal
KIR “cut, cleave, pass swiftly through; shave; skim (surface), slip along, glide quickly” ✧ PE17/73; SA/kir

Element In


ᴹQ. Kalakilya loc. “Pass of Light”

See Q. Calacirya for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/KAL, KIL; LR/173, 223; LRI; MR/102; MRI/Kalakiryan; TII/Calacirian

Glosses

Changes

Elements

kala “light” ✧ Ety/KAL
kilya “cleft, pass between hills, gorge” ✧ Ety/KIL

Cognates