Tomaros or rarely Tmaros (Τόμαρος), Ancient forms: Tomarus or Tmarus, also Olytsikas is a mountain in the eastern part of the Evrytania and the westernmost Phthiotis prefectures. The mountain is a 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 with treacherous curves and since 2004, the Via Egnatia (Igoumenitsa - Kozani - Thessaloniki - Alexandroupoli passes to the northern side of the mountain with tunnels, construction started in the late-1990s and opened in the mid-2000s. Its length is approximately 30 km and its width is approximately 15 to 20 km. The Aoos River flows to the east.
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.
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Related to Greek τέμνω cut + όρος mountain (sharp mountain) PIE *tom-/*tem- "cut", Vale of Tempe,Tomi city , Tomouroi priests of Dodona (wood-cutters) or chastified (with cutten tail,line ουρά) 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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