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Drúedain

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'''Drúadan''' or '''Drûg''' (pl. '''Drúedain''', '''Drúin''', coll. '''Drúath''') is [[Sindarin]] and refers to the race the [[Rohirrim]] calles [[Woses]].
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'''Drúadan''' or '''Drûg''' (pl. '''Drúedain''') is [[Sindarin]] and refers to the race the [[Rohirrim]] calles [[Woses]].
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name means "Drughu-man". The element ''Drú-'' is an adaptation of ''[[Drughu]]'', which is how that race calls themselves in their language.
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The name means "Drú-man". The element ''[[Drú]]'' is an adaptation of ''[[Drughu]]'', which is how that race calls themselves in their language.
==Usage of plural==
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*''Drúin'' is the simple plural of the word.
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*''Drúedain'' refers to the race as a whole.
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*The collective ''Drúath'' was modified as early as the [[First Age]] when it became known that they were enemies of the orcs. Later used to refer to a large number of the Drúedain.
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==Cognates==
 
==Cognates==
*''[[Drughu]]''
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*[[Quenya]]: ''[[[Rúatani]]''
*[[Rohirric]]: ''[[Róg]]/Rógin''
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*[[Quenya]]: ''[[Rú]]/[[Rúatani]]''
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[[Category:Drúedain| ]]
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[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]

Revision as of 14:23, 22 October 2010

Drúadan or Drûg (pl. Drúedain) is Sindarin and refers to the race the Rohirrim calles Woses.

Etymology

The name means "Drú-man". The element Drú is an adaptation of Drughu, which is how that race calls themselves in their language.

Cognates

References