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N. dúven [nd-] n. “*sunken, western” (Category: to Sink)

⚠️N. dúven [nd-], n. “*sunken, western” (Category: to Sink)
S. annui “west[ern]”
ᴺS. !duia- “to descend, sink, set [of sun]”

A word in The Etymologies of the 1930s appearing under the root ᴹ√NDŪ “go down, sink, set (of Sun)” with a hard-to-read gloss (Ety/NDŪ). Superficially, it seems to be a cognate of ᴹQ. númen “western”, but Christopher Tolkien read the gloss as “(?southern)”, though he marked this reading as uncertain. In a discussion on the Lambengolmor mailing list from 2005, Patrick Wynne indicated that the D was capitalized, and the gloss might actually be “*sunken”, so perhaps being another name for sunken Númenor, based on a later iteration of ᴱN. nuv-/G. num- “sink”.

References ✧ Ety/NDŪ; EtyAC/NDŪ




dúvin plural ✧ EtyAC/NDŪ



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√NDŪ > dúven [ndūmena] > [dūmena] > [dūmen] > [dūven] ✧ Ety/NDŪ
ᴹ√NDŪ > dúvin [ndūmeni] > [dūmeni] > [dūmini] > [dūmin] > [dūvin] ✧ EtyAC/NDŪ