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Letter to Madam Ossendrijver (5 January 1961)

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'''Ossendrijver 5 January 1961''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to Madam Ossendrijver, written on [[5 January]] [[1961]].<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolkien-Rare-hand-written-letter-by-Tolkien-/231077543050|articlename=J.R.R Tolkien, Rare hand-written letter by Tolkien (eBay item number: 231077543050)|dated=|website=eBay|accessed=21 October 2013}}</ref>
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On [[5 January]] [[1961]], [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] wrote '''[[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|a letter]] to Madam Ossendrijver'''.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolkien-Rare-hand-written-letter-by-Tolkien-/231077543050|articlename=J.R.R Tolkien, Rare hand-written letter by Tolkien (eBay item number: 231077543050)|dated=|website=eBay|accessed=21 October 2013}}</ref>
  
 
*'''Subject:''' Tolkien writes about the [[Max Schuchart|Dutch translation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', and replies to a question about the etymology of the name ''[[Númenor]]'', among other things.
 
*'''Subject:''' Tolkien writes about the [[Max Schuchart|Dutch translation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', and replies to a question about the etymology of the name ''[[Númenor]]'', among other things.

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On 5 January 1961, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Madam Ossendrijver.[1]

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"Númenor, shortened form of Númenórë, is my own invention, compounded from nūme-n "going down" (√ndū, nū), sunset, West, and nōre "land, country" = Westernesse"[2]

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  1. "J.R.R Tolkien, Rare hand-written letter by Tolkien (eBay item number: 231077543050)" , eBay (accessed 21 October 2013)
  2. Carl F. Hostetter, "Holograph MS of Letter 227, correcting published etymology of "Númenor" (#1144)" dated 15 December 2013, Lambengolmor mailing list (accessed 15 December 2013)