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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 the [[Dwarves]]' name for a valley between two arms of the [[Misty Mountains]], called [[Nanduhirion]] by the [[Elves]] and the [[Dimrill Dale]] by [[Men]].
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==Etymology==
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The etymology of the word has two alternative interpretations: it is either [[Azanul]]+[[bizar]] or [[Uzn|Azan]]+[[ûl]]+[[bizar]].
  
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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>[[A Tolkien Compass]] p. 182</ref>. In another point it is given as "Vale of Dim Streams" with three elements<ref>{{HM|RS}} p. 466</ref>. Tolkien experimented with various interpretations of the different elements, though the whole was to somehow express "Dimrill Dale".
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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.

Etymology

The etymology of the word has two alternative interpretations: it is either Azanul+bizar or Azan+ûl+bizar.

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]. Tolkien experimented with various interpretations of the different elements, though the whole was to somehow express "Dimrill Dale".

References

  1. A Tolkien Compass p. 182
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Return of the Shadow p. 466