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DAT, or DANT, is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "fall down".[1]


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The ink version of the entry differs slightly from the published version in the Etymologies. DAT was given the signification "fall, down".[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 354 (roots appearing as "DAT-, DANT-")
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 8 (root appearing as "DAT-")