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'''Duin''' is the [[Sindarin]] word for ''river''.
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'''''duin''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "large river".<ref name=HMN/>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The [[PQ]] word was ''[[duinê]]'' from a [[root]] [[DUY]]<ref>{{HM|N}}, pp. 765-6. Wherein the term is given as "Common Elvish" and the root as ''dui''</ref>
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''duin'' derives from [[Common Elvish]] ''duinē'' ("large river, (liable to flood surrounding land)"), from the [[Sundocarme|root]] DUY (stem ''dui-'' "flow (in volume)").<ref name=VT48>{{VT|48a}}, p. 23</ref><ref name=HMN>{{HM|N}}, pp. 765-6</ref>
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*[[Anduin]]
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*''[[Anduin|An'''duin''']]''<ref name=VT48/>
*[[Baranduin]]
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*''[[Baranduin|Baran'''duin''']]''<ref name=VT48/>
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==See also==
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*[[Sindarin]] ''[[sîr]]'' ("river, stream")
 
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Latest revision as of 20:46, 19 October 2012

duin is a Sindarin word meaning "large river".[1]

[edit] Etymology

duin derives from Common Elvish duinē ("large river, (liable to flood surrounding land)"), from the root DUY (stem dui- "flow (in volume)").[2][1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 765-6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 23