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The '''Kûd-dûkan''' was a creature of [[Rohirrim|Rohanese]] folklore which referred to [[Hobbits]].
 
The '''Kûd-dûkan''' was a creature of [[Rohirrim|Rohanese]] folklore which referred to [[Hobbits]].
 
==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'')
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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'').<ref name="AppF">{{App|F2}}</ref>
  
It is translated into Old English as ''[[Holbytla]]'', "hole-dweller".
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It is translated into Old English as ''[[Holbytla]]'', "hole-dweller".<ref name="AppF" />
 
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==References==
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* ''[[The Two Towers]]'', ''[[The Road to Isengard]]''
 
* ''[[The Two Towers]]'', ''[[The Road to Isengard]]''
* ''[[Appendix F]]''
 
  
 
[[Category:Rohirric words]]
 
[[Category:Rohirric words]]

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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).[1]

It is translated into Old English as Holbytla, "hole-dweller".[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"