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andúnë

andúnë is the poetic word for "sunset", "west",[1] or "evening" in Quenya. The more common word for "west" is númen.

[edit] Etymology

Andúnë derives from the root NDŪ ("sink, go down").[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 64