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noun. valley of dim streams

nan (“vally, grassland”) + dú (“nightfall, dimness”) + sîr (“river”) + ion (pl. genitive suffix)

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'Vale of Dim Streams'

topon. 'Vale of Dim Streams', Dimrill Dale. Dw. Azanul-bizar.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:35:37] < S. _nan(d) _vale + S. _dû_ dimness + S. _sîr_ stream + _-(i)on_ a suff. in names of regions. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


place name. Dimrill Dale, Dimrill Dale, (lit.) Vale of (the Region of) Dim Streams, Vale of Dim Streams

A valley in the Misty Mountains translated “Dimrill Dale” (LotR/283) or more literally “Vale of (the Region of) Dim Streams” (RC/269, PE17/37). It is itself a translation of Kh. Azanulbizar of similar meaning (LotR/283, TI/166, PE17/35). This name is a combination of nan(d) “valley”, “night, dimness”, the lenited form hir of sîr “river, stream”, and the suffix -ion² “-region, -land” (PE17/37).

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this valley was first named N. Tum Dincelon “Dimrill Dale” (RS/434), later revised to N. Nanduhiriath (TI/174) and finally N. Nanduhirion (TI/166).

Sindarin [LotR/0283.2307; LotRI/Azanulbizar.007; LotRI/Dimrill Dale.004; LotRI/Nanduhirion.001; PE17/035.2404; PE17/037.1210; PE17/042.2711; PMI/Azanulbizar.007; PMI/Nanduhirion.001; RC/269.0503; RC/269.0608; RC/768.2810; RSI/Nanduhiriath.004; SA/sîr.074; UTI/Azanulbizar.030; UTI/Nanduhirion.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* Nanduhirion


Nanduhirion contains the elements nan(d) ("vale"), ("dimness"), sîr ("stream") and the ending -(i)on.

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place name. Dimrill Dale, Dimrill Dale, (lit.) Rills of the Shadows, Rills of the Shadows, Vale of Dim Streams
Khuzdûl [LotR/0283.2209; LotRI/Azanulbizar.001; LotRI/Dimrill Dale.003; PE17/035.2402; PE17/037.0102; PMI/Azanulbizar.001; PMI/Nanduhirion.005; RC/269.1006; RC/768.2807; RS/465.4205; RS/466.0604; RS/466.1405; RSI/Azanulbizâr.001; RSI/Azanulbizâr.010; TI/166.2511; TII/Azanulbizar.001; TII/Azanulbizar.004; UTI/Azanulbizar.001; UTI/Nanduhirion.029] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Noldorin 


place name. Dimrill-dale
Noldorin [TI/166.2608; TI/174.1109; TII/Nanduhirion.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by


place name. Dimrill-dale

A precursor to S. Nanduhirion “Vale of Dim Streams” appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/433), apparently ending with the lenited class-plural hiriath of N. sîr “stream”, as suggested by Roman Rausch (EE/1.14).

Noldorin [RS/433.2110; RSI/Nanduhiriath.001; TI/174.1205; TII/Nanduhirion.006] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tum dincelon

place name. Dimrill-dale

Earliest name for S. Nanduhirion appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (RS/432), apparently starting with N. tum “valley” and ending with Ilk. celon “river”, but the meaning of the middle element is unclear. Roman Rausch suggested it might be related to Ilk. dimb- “sad, gloomy” (EE/1.14).

Noldorin [RS/432.1905; RSI/Tum Dincelon.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by