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Kûd-dûkan

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The original [[Westron]] word, from which the word [[kuduk]] (translated as '[[Hobbit]]' by [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]) probably was derived. '''Kûd-dûkan''' means 'hole-dweller'.
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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. It is translated into Old English as ''[[Holbytlan|Holbytla]]'', "hole-dweller". When [[Théoden]] met two strange beings standing guard at [[Isengard]] on March 5th, [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]], he immediately connected them to the folklore creature. He was corrected by [[Peregrin Took|one of them]], who said that they preferred the term ''[[kuduk]]'', or "[[Hobbits|Hobbit]]".
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==References==
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* ''[[The Two Towers]]'', ''[[The Road to Isengard]]''
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* ''[[Appendix F]]''
  
 
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Revision as of 21:18, 12 February 2008

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 spout smoke from their mouths. It is translated into Old English as Holbytla, "hole-dweller". When Théoden met two strange beings standing guard at Isengard on March 5th, T.A. 3019, he immediately connected them to the folklore creature. He was corrected by one of them, who said that they preferred the term kuduk, or "Hobbit".

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