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'''''windan''''' is an [[Avarin]] word meaning "the People". It derives from [[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[kwende|kwendī]]''.<ref name=Author>{{WJ|Author}}, Note 9, p. 410</ref>
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'''''windan''''' was a tribe of the [[Avari]].
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It is an [[Avarin]] word meaning "the People". It derives from [[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[kwende|kwendī]]''.<ref name=Author>{{WJ|Author}}, Note 9, p. 410</ref>
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The final ''-n'' could be a plural marker, possibly related to the rare plural ''-n'' seen in some plural forms of [[Sindarin]]<ref>[http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/sindarin.htm#in-plurals]</ref> (such as ''[[el|elin]]'' or ''[[caun|conin]]''), and some cases of [[Quenya]] (''-ion, -essen, -illon'')
 
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windan was a tribe of the Avari.

[edit] Etymology

It is an Avarin word meaning "the People". It derives from Primitive Quendian kwendī.[1]

The final -n could be a plural marker, possibly related to the rare plural -n seen in some plural forms of Sindarin[2] (such as elin or conin), and some cases of Quenya (-ion, -essen, -illon)

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9, p. 410
  2. [1]