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Elevation 1,974 m (6,476 ft)[1]
Listing List of mountains in Greece
Pronunciation Greek: [ˈtomaros]
central Epirus, Greece

39°29′17″N 20°47′28″E / 39.488°N 20.791°E / 39.488; 20.791Coordinates: 39°29′17″N 20°47′28″E / 39.488°N 20.791°E / 39.488; 20.791

Tomaros (Greek: Τόμαρος, also Ολύτσικας - Olytsikas or Tmaros[2]) 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.[1] 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 southwest and Dodoni to the north. The Egnatia Odos motorway (Igoumenitsa - Ioannina -Kozani - Thessaloniki - Alexandroupoli) passes northwest of the mountain with tunnels.


Two suggestions have been proposed.[3]

Related to Greek 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 [6][verification needed]


External links

  • Tomaros on GTP Travel Pages
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