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-duinë

-duinë is a rare Quenya suffix used for rivers (of large volume).

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[edit] Etymology

-duinë derives from Common Elvish duinē ("large river, (liable to flood surrounding land)"), from the root DUY (stem dui- "flow (in volume)"). [1][2]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 23
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 765-6
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.40