Turuphanto

   Translated 'Wooden Whale', name given to Aldarion's ship Hirilondë while it was building.
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   A name meaning 'Wooden Whale' given to the gigantic ship, built by Aldarion, that was more properly known as Hirilondë.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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  • Hirilondë —  / Hirilonde     Haven finder , the great ship in which Aldarion sailed from Númenor to Middle earth. Hirilondë was so huge that she became commonly known as The Wooden Whale . See Turuphanto …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Wooden Whale —    A name of Aldarion s Haven finder.    A translation of Turuphanto, the nickname given to Aldarion s mighty ship the Hirilondë in the shipyards of Rómenna where she was built. Aldarion sailed the Great Sea from Númenor to Middle earth in the… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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