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Two explanations exist for the name ''Uinen''. In ''[[The Etymologies]]'', the first element came from a root UY-. Several other words under this lemma mean "seaweed", though the name Uinen itself is not explained.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, root UY-</ref> A later note pertaining to the name instead suggests it is a name of non-Elvish ([[Valarin]]) origin of unknown meaning.<ref>{{WJ|AD1}}, p. 404</ref>
 
Two explanations exist for the name ''Uinen''. In ''[[The Etymologies]]'', the first element came from a root UY-. Several other words under this lemma mean "seaweed", though the name Uinen itself is not explained.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, root UY-</ref> A later note pertaining to the name instead suggests it is a name of non-Elvish ([[Valarin]]) origin of unknown meaning.<ref>{{WJ|AD1}}, p. 404</ref>
  
[[Christopher Tolkien]] has noted that ''Uinen'' contains the element ''[[nén|nen]]'' ("water").<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, (entry ''nen'')</ref> It is unknown if he had access to unpublished manuscripts by his father to corroborate this suggestion or if he speculated on the matter.
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[[Christopher Tolkien]] has noted that ''Uinen'' contains the element ''[[nén|nen]]'' ("water").<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, (entry ''nen'')</ref> It is unknown if he had accessed to unpublished manuscripts by his father to corroborate this suggestion or if he speculated on the matter.
  
 
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