Tomaros (Greek: Τόμαρος, also Ολύτσικας - Olytsikas or
Tomaros) is a mountain in southwestern
Ioannina regional unit,
Greece. Rising to the south of the archaeological site of Dodona, it
is part of the
Pindus mountain range. Its maximum elevation is 1,974
m. The nearest mountains are the
Xerovouni to the southeast and the
Souli Mountains to the southwest. There are forests in the lower
areas, the highest areas consist of dry grasslands.
The nearest villages are Vargiades to the southeast, Lippa to the
Dodoni to the north. The Egnatia Odos motorway
Thessaloniki - Alexandroupoli)
passes northwest of the mountain with tunnels.
Two suggestions have been proposed.
Related to Greek temno cut + oros mountain (sharp mountain) PIE
*tom-/*tem- "cut", Vale of Tempe, Tomi city, Tomouroi priests of
Dodona (wood-cutters) or chastified (with cutten tail,line oura)
or tomarion diminutive of tomos slice, piece of land, tome, volume.
Related to Tmor and Tomori mountains in
Illyria and Illyrian eponym
Temus. A proposed Illyrian word for "dark",
PIE *temes akin to Latin
tenebrae "darkness", temere "blindly, by chance", Old Irish temel
"darkness", Middle Irish teimen "dark grey", Old High German demar
"darkness", dinstar "dark", Old Church Slavonic tǐma "darkness",
tǐmǐnǔ "dark", etc [verification needed]
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