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Windan
People
Physical Description
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Windan were one of the only six tribes of the Avari mentioned.

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)

See also

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]