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Rhimdath

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The '''Rhimdath''' or '''Rushdown''' was a short, early tributary of the [[Anduin]] River.  It flowed from the [[Misty Mountains]] eastward into the Anduin roughly halfway between the [[Langwell]]-[[Greylin]] confluence and the [[Carrock]].  Given the name "Rushdown" it probably had a steep gradient.
 
The '''Rhimdath''' or '''Rushdown''' was a short, early tributary of the [[Anduin]] River.  It flowed from the [[Misty Mountains]] eastward into the Anduin roughly halfway between the [[Langwell]]-[[Greylin]] confluence and the [[Carrock]].  Given the name "Rushdown" it probably had a steep gradient.
 
==Etymology==
 
==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.<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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''Rhimdath'' is derived from the [[Sundocarme|stems]] '''[[RIP|RIP-]]''' ("rush, fly, fling") and '''[[DAT|DAT-]]''' ("fall down"). [[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}}, pp. 354, 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>
 
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Rhimdath
Physical Description
TypeRiver
LocationUpper vale of the Anduin
DescriptionShort, east-flowing tributary of the Anduin
General Information
Other namesRushdown

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

Etymology

Rhimdath is derived from the stems RIP- ("rush, fly, fling") and DAT- ("fall down"). 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.[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", pp. 354, 384
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Index", p. 446