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The '''Duilwen''' was one of the six rivers that flowed west through [[Ossiriand]] to meet [[Gelion]]. The Duilwen was the last-but-one of these to flow into the great south-flowing river; only the [[Adurant]] was further south.<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>  
 
The '''Duilwen''' was one of the six rivers that flowed west through [[Ossiriand]] to meet [[Gelion]]. The Duilwen was the last-but-one of these to flow into the great south-flowing river; only the [[Adurant]] was further south.<ref>{{S|Map}}</ref>  
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==Etymology==
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''Duilwen'' is an [[Ilkorin]] name, consisting of of ''duil'' ("river") and ''gwene'' ("green").<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, pp. 355 (DUI-), 359 (GWEN-)</ref> [[Helge Fauskanger]] has suggested that ''-wen'' is a "lenited and shortened form of ''gwene''".<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Helge Fauskanger]]|articleurl=http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/ilkorin.htm|articlename=Ilkorin - a "lost tongue"?|dated=|website=Arda|accessed=28 january 2013}}</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 20:40, 28 January 2013

Duilwen by Matěj Čadil

The Duilwen was one of the six rivers that flowed west through Ossiriand to meet Gelion. The Duilwen was the last-but-one of these to flow into the great south-flowing river; only the Adurant was further south.[1]

Etymology

Duilwen is an Ilkorin name, consisting of of duil ("river") and gwene ("green").[2] Helge Fauskanger has suggested that -wen is a "lenited and shortened form of gwene".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 355 (DUI-), 359 (GWEN-)
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "Ilkorin - a "lost tongue"?" , Ardalambion (accessed 28 January 2013)