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Kûd-dûkan

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

[edit] 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]

[edit] References

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