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'''Azanulbizar''' is a [[Khuzdul]] name for the valley between two arms of the [[Misty Mountains]], and means "[[Dimrill Dale]]". The name was lent to the [[Battle of Azanulbizar|battle]] fought there.
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'''Azanulbizar''' was the [[Khuzdul]] name for "[[Dimrill Dale]]". The name was lent to the [[Battle of Azanulbizar|battle]] fought there.
 
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It is called [[Nanduhirion]] by the [[Elves]].
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Tolkien explored various possibilities regarding the exact interpretation of the elements occurring in the name: it is either ''[[Azanul]]+[[bizar]]'' or ''[[Uzn|Azan]]+[[ûl]]+[[bizar]]'' though the whole was to somehow express "Dimrill Dale".
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] explored various possibilities regarding the exact interpretation of the elements occurring in the name: it is either ''[[Azanul]]'' + ''[[bizar]]'' or ''[[Uzn|Azan]]+[[ûl]]+[[bizar]]'', though the whole was to somehow express "Dimrill Dale".
  
[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] stated that "the Common Speech form is an accurate translation: the valley of the dim (overshadowed) rills that ran down the mountainside"<ref>[[A Tolkien Compass]] p. 182</ref>. In another point it is given as "Vale of Dim Streams" with three elements<ref name="RS">{{HM|RS}} p. 466</ref>
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Tolkien stated that "the Common Speech form is an accurate translation: the valley of the dim (overshadowed) rills that ran down the mountainside".<ref>[[Jared Lobdell]] (ed.), ''[[A Tolkien Compass]]'', p. 182</ref> In another point it is given as "Vale of Dim Streams" with three elements.<ref name="RS">{{HM|RS}} p. 466</ref>
  
The first interpretation says that ''azan'' "shadows, dimnesses", ''[[-ul]]'' genitive marker and ''bizar'' "streams, rills"; in this interpretation it means "rills of shadows", and the word "dale" is understood (the full name being ''[[duban]] Azanulbizar'').<ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'' p. 269</ref>  
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The first interpretation says that ''azan'' "shadows, dimnesses", ''[[-ul]]'' genitive marker and ''bizar'' "streams, rills"; in this interpretation it means "rills of shadows", and the word "dale" is understood (the full name being ''[[duban]] Azanulbizar'').<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 269</ref>  
  
According to the second interpretation, ''bizar'' "dale" and ''ul'' "rill(s), streams"<ref name="RS"/>.
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According to the second interpretation, ''bizar'' means "dale" and ''ul'' "rill(s), streams".<ref name="RS"/>
 
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Main article: Dimrill Dale

Azanulbizar was the Khuzdul name for "Dimrill Dale". The name was lent to the battle fought there.

Etymology

Tolkien explored various possibilities regarding the exact interpretation of the elements occurring in the name: it is either Azanul + bizar or Azan+ûl+bizar, though the whole was to somehow express "Dimrill Dale".

Tolkien stated that "the Common Speech form is an accurate translation: the valley of the dim (overshadowed) rills that ran down the mountainside".[1] In another point it is given as "Vale of Dim Streams" with three elements.[2]

The first interpretation says that azan "shadows, dimnesses", -ul genitive marker and bizar "streams, rills"; in this interpretation it means "rills of shadows", and the word "dale" is understood (the full name being duban Azanulbizar).[3]

According to the second interpretation, bizar means "dale" and ul "rill(s), streams".[2]

References

  1. Jared Lobdell (ed.), A Tolkien Compass, p. 182
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow p. 466
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 269