Tomaros Elevation 1,976 m (6,483 ft) Listing List of mountains in Greece Pronunciation Greek: [ˈtomaros] Location Location west central Epirus Coordinates Coordinates:
Tomaros (Greek: Τόμαρος, also Tmaros or Olytsikas) is a mountain in southwestern Ioannina prefecture, rising to the south of the archaeological site of Dodona. The mountain is part of the Pindus mountain range. Its maximum elevation is 1,976 m and is named the Pentalakos. The GR-5/E55 (Antirrio - Agrinio - Arta - Ioannina) passes to the east and since 2004, the Via Egnatia (Igoumenitsa - Kozani - Thessaloniki - Alexandroupoli) passes to the northern side of the mountain with tunnels. Its length is approximately 30 km. and its width is approximately 15 to 20 km.
- Polygyros, north
- Dodoni and Ancient Dodona, northeast
- Melingoi, east
- Kopani, southeast
- Lippa, southwest
- Elezna, west
Forests dominate the low lying areas of the mountain. The valley areas are dominated by grasslands. Bushes and unvegetated portions dominate the higher elevations. The area around the mountain contains villages and forest roads. The ancient city of Dodona is next to the mountain.
Its panorama includes the nearby mountains in the eastern and central parts of the Thesprotia prefecture as well as southern and central Ioannina prefecture. It also offers views of the Aoos Valley, the city of Ioannina and Lake Pamvotida. The Ionian Sea can rarely be seen.
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 .
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