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hwinde is a Quenya word, meaning "birch" (its Sindarin equivalents are chwind and whinn). The word was used in an 'ordinary non-mythological' sense.[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. 23