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duin

duin is a Sindarin word meaning "large river".[1]

[edit] Etymology

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

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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