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'''Windan''' was a tribe of the [[Avari]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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>
 
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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Windan
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Windan was a tribe of the Avari.

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)

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]