Q. Valaróma pn. “Horn of Oromë, (lit.) *Vala-horn”

Q. Valaróma, pn. “Horn of Oromë, (lit.) *Vala-horn”

The name of Oromë’s horn (S/29), a compound of Vala and róma “horn”.

Conceptual Development: The first name given to this horn was Rombaras (MR/7).

References ✧ MR/7; MRI/Rombaras, Valaróma; PE21/82; S/29; SA/rom; SI; WJI

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Vala “(Angelic) Power, ‘God’, Authority”
róma “horn”
ROM “horn noise” ✧ SA/rom

Q. Rombaras pn. “Horn of Oromë”

The earliest name of the Horn of Oromë (MR/7). The exact meaning is unclear, but is most likely some derivation of the root √ROM “horn noise”. It was soon changed to Valaróma.

References ✧ MR/7; MRI

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