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[[Image:Crows.jpg|thumb|right|200px|''Regiment of Black Crows'' by Pamela Shanteau]]
 
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'''Crows''' were black carrion birds associated with the forces of darkness.{{fact}} The most feared variety in the [[Westlands]] of [[Middle-earth]] was the large type known as [[crebain]].
 
'''Crows''' were black carrion birds associated with the forces of darkness.{{fact}} The most feared variety in the [[Westlands]] of [[Middle-earth]] was the large type known as [[crebain]].
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The [[Quenya]] word for "crow" is ''quáko'', derived from [[Primitive Quendian]] ''k(a)wāk''.<ref>{{WJ|AD}}, p. 395</ref>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Gorcrows]]
 
*[[Gorcrows]]
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[[Category:Birds]]
 
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Regiment of Black Crows by Pamela Shanteau

Crows were black carrion birds associated with the forces of darkness.[source?] The most feared variety in the Westlands of Middle-earth was the large type known as crebain.

The Quenya word for "crow" is quáko, derived from Primitive Quendian k(a)wāk.[1]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language'", p. 395