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The first element in ''Rhimdath'' is related to [[Noldorin]] ''[[rhib-]]'', ''[[rhimp]]'', ''rhimmo'' ("to flow like a [?torrent]"), derived from the [[Sundocarme|stem]] '''[[RIP|RIP-]]''' ("rush, fly, fling"). [[Christopher Tolkien]] stated that the name ''Rhibdath'' or ''Rhimdath'', given the meaning "Rushdown", was a hastily scribbled addition at the end of the R-stems.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 384</ref> In the index he noted that this name only appeared in the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'' but is the river described above.<ref>{{LR|Index}}, p. 446</ref><ref group="note">This was before the publication of ''[[The Return of the Shadow]]''.</ref>
 
The first element in ''Rhimdath'' is related to [[Noldorin]] ''[[rhib-]]'', ''[[rhimp]]'', ''rhimmo'' ("to flow like a [?torrent]"), derived from the [[Sundocarme|stem]] '''[[RIP|RIP-]]''' ("rush, fly, fling"). [[Christopher Tolkien]] stated that the name ''Rhibdath'' or ''Rhimdath'', given the meaning "Rushdown", was a hastily scribbled addition at the end of the R-stems.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 384</ref> In the index he noted that this name only appeared in the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'' but is the river described above.<ref>{{LR|Index}}, p. 446</ref><ref group="note">This was before the publication of ''[[The Return of the Shadow]]''.</ref>
  
As the stem '''[[DAT|DAT-]]''' is glossed as "fall down",<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 354</ref> it is possible that the second element in ''Rhimdath'' is a derivative of this stem.
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The second element in ''Rhimdath'' is likely a derivative of the stem '''[[DAT|DAT-]]''' ("fall down").{{or}}<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 354</ref>
  
 
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