|Location||At the confluence of the Ringwil and the Narog|
Nulukkizdîn or Nulukkhizdīn was a hall of the Petty-dwarves on the river Narog.
History[edit | edit source]
Nulukkizdîn was delved by Dwarves before the Elves were exiled from Valinor. Over the years, its population waned, and others were hunted to near-extinction by the Elves, who were unfamiliar with the Petty-dwarves. Nulukkizdîn was eventually abandoned, and repopulated by Elves. Finrod Felagund founded Nargothrond in its stead. After Nargothrond fell to Glaurung, the last Petty-dwarf, Mîm, reclaimed it, but he was slain by Húrin.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Tolkien provided no translations of either Nulukkizdîn or Nulukkhizdīn. The last element is usually believed to be the Khuzdul root for "Dwarf", Kh-Z-D. Whether this is a true Khuzdul word or a Petty-dwarvish dialect is unknown, but circumstantial evidence points to the latter option. The Angerthas Daeron and its specific Dwarven variation Angerthas Moria, do not have a symbol for the letter Î. Other than in Nulukkizdîn, it only appears in Khîm and Mîm, the names of two Petty-dwarves.
Other versions of the legendarium[edit | edit source]
In The Silmarillion, the name is spelled Nulukkizdîn; however, Christopher Tolkien has noted that in the original manuscript, his father used the spelling Nulukkhizdīn. It replaced an earlier spelling Nulukkhizidûn.
Tolkien's later notes on the origin of Nargothrond give a different Dwarvish name, Nar(u)kuthûn, derived from a Dwarvish name of the Narog, *Naruka. Tolkien includes the words "of Petty-dwarves" between parentheses behind the mention of its Dwarvish origin. Whether Tolkien ever intended to replace Nulukkhizdīn with Nar(u)kuthûn is unknown.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Doriath"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Helge Fauskanger, "Khuzdul", published at Ardalambion
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Cirth"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "The Later Quenta Silmarillion", "Of the Siege of Angband"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), page 47