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The dale that lay to the southeast of [[Khazad-dûm]], where the lake of [[Kheled-zâram]] lay. This was the site of the decisive battle in the [[War of the Dwarves and Orcs]].
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'''Nanduhirion''' is the [[Sindarin]] name for the valley outside the [[East-gate of Moria]] more commonly known as [[Dimrill Dale]] ([[Khuzdul]] ''[[Azanulbizar]]'').<ref>{{FR|II3}}</ref><ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 35, 37, 42</ref>
''Nanduhirion'' contains the elements ''[[nan|nan(d)]]'' ("vale"), ''[[dû]]'' ("dimness"), ''[[sîr]]'' ("stream") and the ending ''[[-nd|-(i)on]]''.<ref name=PE17/>
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Main article: Dimrill Dale

Nanduhirion is the Sindarin name for the valley outside the East-gate of Moria more commonly known as Dimrill Dale (Khuzdul Azanulbizar).[1][2]


Nanduhirion contains the elements nan(d) ("vale"), ("dimness"), sîr ("stream") and the ending -(i)on.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 35, 37, 42