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The '''Rhimdath''' or [[Rushdown]] is a river, an early tributary to the [[Anduin]] river
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The '''Rhimdath''' or [[Rushdown]] is a short, early tributary of the [[Anduin]] River.  It flows from the [[Misty Mountains]] eastward into the Anduin roughly halfway between the [[Langwell]]-[[Greylin]] confluence and the [[Carrock]].  Given the name "Rushdown" it probably has a steep gradient.
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==Etymology==
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The stem '''RIP-''' means to "rush, fly, fling"; from this comes [[Quenya]] ''rimpa'' and Noldorin ([[Sindarin]]) ''rhib-'', ''rhimp-'', ''rhimmo'', meaning "to flow like a [?torrent]".  The stem '''DAT-''', '''DATH-''' means "fall down".  [[Christopher Tolkien]] stated that the name ''Rhibdath'' or ''Rhimdath'', meaning "Rushdown" was a hastily scribbled addition at the end of the R-stems.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref>  In the index he noted that this name only appeared in the ''Etymologies'' but is the river described above.<ref>{{LR|Index}}</ref>
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Revision as of 19:18, 25 April 2011

Rhimdath
Physical Description
TypeRiver
LocationUpper vale of the Anduin
DescriptionShort, east-flowing tributary of the Anduin
General Information
Other namesRushdown

The Rhimdath or Rushdown is a short, early tributary of the Anduin River. It flows from the Misty Mountains eastward into the Anduin roughly halfway between the Langwell-Greylin confluence and the Carrock. Given the name "Rushdown" it probably has a steep gradient.

Etymology

The stem RIP- means to "rush, fly, fling"; from this comes Quenya rimpa and Noldorin (Sindarin) rhib-, rhimp-, rhimmo, meaning "to flow like a [?torrent]". The stem DAT-, DATH- means "fall down". Christopher Tolkien stated that the name Rhibdath or Rhimdath, meaning "Rushdown" was a hastily scribbled addition at the end of the R-stems.[1] In the index he noted that this name only appeared in the Etymologies but is the river described above.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Index"