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andúnë is the poetic word for "sunset", "west",[1] or "evening" in Quenya. The more common word for "west" is númen. The capitalized form Andúnië is applied to the Uttermost West in the Namárië.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Andúnë derives from the root NDŪ ("sink, go down").[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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), p. 64
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", p. 58