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Ninwi was a city of Men in the Great Lands, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales. It was identified with the city of Nineveh.
It was mentioned in the tale of the Fall of Gondolin by Littleheart, where he compared its fall as even being worse than Ninwi's.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The name Ninwi is in Qenya, according to Paul Strack, but its meaning is unclear. However, it was probably a phonological imitation of Nineveh.
An earlier form of the name was Ninwë.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin": "Notes and Commentary", p. 203
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "III. The Fall of Gondolin", p. 196
- ↑ Paul Strack, "ᴱQ. Ninwi pn.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 14 May 2022)