Kûd-dûkan

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The Kûd-dûkan was a creature of Rohanese folklore which referred to Hobbits.

Etymology[edit]

The name means "hole-dweller" and can be analyzed as kûd "hole" and dûkan "dweller" (from a verbal stem *dûk "to dwell" and a suffix -an).[1]

It is translated into Old English as Holbytla, "hole-builder".[1][2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Hobbits".