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''Duilwen'' is probably a [[Sindarin]]<ref>[[Robert Foster]], ''[[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]]'', entry "Duilwen"</ref> name but was originally conceived as [[Ilkorin]] by [[Tolkien]]. It is consisted of ''duil'' ("river") and ''gwene'' ("green").<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, pp. 355 (DUI-), 359 (GWEN-)</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names|articlename=Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth|dated=|website=[http://www.tolkiendil.com Tolkiendil.com]|accessed=28 January 2013}}</ref> [[Helge Fauskanger]] has suggested that the element ''-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>
''Duilwen'' is an [[Ilkorin]] name, consisting of of ''duil'' ("river") and ''gwene'' ("green").<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, pp. 355 (DUI-), 359 (GWEN-)</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names|articlename=Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth|dated=|website=[http://www.tolkiendil.com Tolkiendil.com]|accessed=28 January 2013}}</ref> [[Helge Fauskanger]] has suggested that the element ''-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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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 probably a Sindarin[2] name but was originally conceived as Ilkorin by Tolkien. It is consisted of duil ("river") and gwene ("green").[3][4] Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the element -wen is a "lenited and shortened form of gwene".[5]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Duilwen"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 355 (DUI-), 359 (GWEN-)
  4. "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth" , Tolkiendil.com (accessed 28 January 2013)
  5. Helge Fauskanger, "Ilkorin - a "lost tongue"?" , Ardalambion (accessed 28 January 2013)