noun. the way of the sunset, west, west, west, westward

A noun meaning “west(ward)” (SD/435, PE17/18). Tolkien stated that was “a loan word from Eldarin speech in the language of the Folk of Hador, from which Númenórean was later derived” (PE17/18). Probably it is derived from S. dûn “west”, as suggested by several authors (AAD/9, EotAL/NDU). Tolkien stated that it was an adjective and its proper noun form was adûni (SD/435), but adûn was used as a noun in phrases such as Bârîm an-adûn “Lords of the West” (SD/247).

Adûnaic [PE17/018.4203; SA/andúnë.054; SD/240.4105; SD/247.0804; SD/247.1901; SD/251.03031; SD/311.3606; SD/312.0302; SD/435.2408] Group: Eldamo. Published by