S. Huan m. “Great Dog, Hound”

S. Huan, m. “Great Dog, Hound”

The great hound who helped Beren and Lúthien against the forces of Morgoth (S/142). His name is derived from the same primitive form ᴹ✶khugan as ᴹQ. huan “hound” (Ety/KHUGAN). Given that he was originally a Valinorian hound, it is possible his Sindarin name is simply adopted from Quenya.

Conceptual Development: The name G. Huan appeared in the earliest Lost Tales (LT2/21) and remained constant through all Tolkien’s later writing. The name N. Huan appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s, which is the source of the derivation given above (Ety/KHUGAN).

References ✧ MRI; SI; WJI/Húan

Glosses

Variations

Elements

huan “great dog, hound” ✧ SI/Huan

N. Huan m. “hound”

See S. Huan for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/KHUGAN; LRI; RSI/Húan; SMI

Glosses

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huan “hound” ✧ Ety/KHUGAN

Cognates

Derivations


ᴱN. Huan m.

Reference ✧ LBI/Huan


G. Huan m.

Reference ✧ LT2I/Huan

Elements

“dog”