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'''Duin''' is the [[Sindarin]] word for ''river''.
'''''duin''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "large river".<ref name=HMN/>
[[Category:Sindarin words]]
''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>
*''[[Anduin|An'''duin''']]''<ref name=VT48/>
*''[[Baranduin|Baran'''duin''']]''<ref name=VT48/>
==See also==
*[[Sindarin]] ''[[sîr]]'' ("river, stream")
[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]

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


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


See also


  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