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Kûd-dûkan

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The '''Kûd-dûkan''' is a creature in [[Rohirric]] folklore. There is only one tale about them, namely that they do not appear in any other tales. They do little, and avoid the sight of men, being able to vanish in a twinkling; and they can change their voices to resemble the piping of birds. They are, however, not known to [[pipe-weed|spout smoke]] from their mouths.
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The '''Kûd-dûkan''' was a creature of [[Rohirrim|Rohanese]] folklore which referred to [[Hobbits]].
 
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When [[Théoden]] met [[Peregrin Took]] and [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] standing guard at [[Isengard]] on [[March 5]]th, {{TA|3019}}, he immediately connected them to the folklore creature. He was corrected by Peregrin, who said that they preferred the term ''[[kuduk]]'', or "[[Hobbits|Hobbit]]".
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name means "hole-dweller" and can be analyzed as ''[[kûd]]'' "hole" and ''[[dûkan]]'' "dweller" (from a verbal stem *''[[dûk]]'' "to dwell" and a suffix ''-an'')
 
The name means "hole-dweller" and can be analyzed as ''[[kûd]]'' "hole" and ''[[dûkan]]'' "dweller" (from a verbal stem *''[[dûk]]'' "to dwell" and a suffix ''-an'')

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The Kûd-dûkan was a creature of Rohanese folklore which referred to Hobbits.

Etymology

The name means "hole-dweller" and can be analyzed as kûd "hole" and dûkan "dweller" (from a verbal stem *dûk "to dwell" and a suffix -an)

It is translated into Old English as Holbytla, "hole-dweller".

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