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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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Etymology

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

Usage of plural

  • Drúin is the simple plural of the word.
  • Drúedain refers to the race as a whole.
  • 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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