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Nanduhirion

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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).[1][2]

Etymology

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

References

  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