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'''Azanulbizar''' was the [[Dwarves]]' name for a valley between two arms of the [[Misty Mountains]], called [[Nanduhirion]] by the [[Elves]] and the [[Dimrill Dale]] by [[Men]]. Azanulbizar was of vital importance in [[Dwarvish]] history: it was here that [[Durin I|Durin]] first looked on the waters of [[Kheled-zâram]] and was inspired to found [[Khazad-dûm]]. It was here, too, millennia later, that Dwarves destroyed the armies of the [[Orcs]] to bring an end to the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]].
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'''Azanulbizar''' was the [[Khuzdul]] name for "[[Dimrill Dale]]".<ref>{{FR|II3}}</ref> The name was lent to the [[Battle of Azanulbizar|battle]] fought there.<ref>{{App|Durin}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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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".
  
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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>
  
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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>
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According to the second interpretation, ''bizar'' means "dale" and ''ul'' "rill(s), streams".<ref name="RS"/>
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Latest revision as of 06:50, 26 August 2011

Main article: Dimrill Dale

Azanulbizar was the Khuzdul name for "Dimrill Dale".[1] The name was lent to the battle fought there.[2]

[edit] 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".[3] In another point it is given as "Vale of Dim Streams" with three elements.[4]

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).[5]

According to the second interpretation, bizar means "dale" and ul "rill(s), streams".[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  3. Jared Lobdell (ed.), A Tolkien Compass, p. 182
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow, p. 466
  5. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 269