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Dates
The original malinorni were brought to Númenor in the early Second Age, and thence to Middle-earth, probably in the ninth century of the Second Age; they were established in Lórien after III 1980, and in the Shire III 3020
Location
Origins
A gift of the Númenórean mariner Aldarion to Gil-galad, and from him to Galadriel
Race
Grown variously in the lands of Elves, Men and latterly Hobbits
Cultures
Settlements
In Lórien these trees formed Caras Galadhon, the City of the Trees
Pronunciation
me'lloorn (singular ma'llorn)
Meaning
'Golden tree'
Other names
Note
Mellyrn is the Sindarin plural for these trees, equivalent to the more natural English 'mallorns'

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Mellyrn (Mallorns)

The golden trees of Lórien

Malinorni
of Númenor
Mellyrn
of Lórien

The famed golden-leaved trees of Lórien, that held their leaves until spring. Though they are commonly called 'mallorns', especially by the Hobbits, the correct Elvish plural is mellyrn.


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About this entry:

  • Updated 13 December 2016
  • Updates planned: 2

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