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'''Nightingales''' are small brown birds of thrush kind, famous for their clear singing, and the fact that they will sing during the night as well as the day (hence their name).
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'''Nightingales''' were small brown birds of [[thrushes|thrush]] kind, famous for their clear singing, and the fact that they would sing during the night as well as the day (hence their name).
 
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==Names and Etymology==
Nightingale in [[Sindarin]] is ''[[dúlinn]]'' or ''[[merilin]]''. In [[Quenya]] the nightingale is called ''[[lómelindë]]'' or ''[[tindómerel]]''.  The Sindarin poetic word for 'nightingale' was [[tinúviel]], the name [[Beren]] gave to [[Lúthien Tinúviel|Lúthien]] when he first saw her. They were also called the "Birds of [[Melian]]", circling above her head while she sat in [[Menegroth]].
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Nightingale in [[Sindarin]] is ''[[dúlinn]]'' or ''[[merilin]]''. In [[Quenya]] the nightingale is called ''[[lómelindë]]'' or ''[[tindómerel]]''.  The Sindarin poetic word for 'nightingale' was [[tinúviel]], the name [[Beren]] gave to [[Lúthien Tinúviel|Lúthien]] when he first saw her. They were also called the "Birds of [[Melian]]", circling above her head while she sat in [[Menegroth]].
  
 
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Nightingales were small brown birds of thrush kind, famous for their clear singing, and the fact that they would sing during the night as well as the day (hence their name).

Names and Etymology

Nightingale in Sindarin is dúlinn or merilin. In Quenya the nightingale is called lómelindë or tindómerel. The Sindarin poetic word for 'nightingale' was tinúviel, the name Beren gave to Lúthien when he first saw her. They were also called the "Birds of Melian", circling above her head while she sat in Menegroth.