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Duinhir of Morthond

Meaning: river-lord

Other Names: Duinhir the Tall

Location(s): Morthond (Blackroot) Vale

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: Dunadan of Gondor

Title(s): Lord of Morthond

Dates:
end of Third Age

Children:
Duilin
Derufin

Description:

A lord of Gondor from Morthond; both his sons died in the Battle of the Pelennor:
And so the companies came and were hailed and cheered and passed through the Gate, men of the Outlands marching to defend the City of Gondor in a dark hour.... From the uplands of Morthond, the great Blackroot Vale, tall Duinhir with his sons, Duilin and Derufin, and five hundred bowmen.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 1, Minas Tirith

[Both] Duilin of Morthond and his brother were trampled to death when they assailed the mûmakil, leading their bowmen close to shoot at the eyes of the monsters.

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 6, The Battle of the Pelennor Fields


Etymology
duin '(long) river' in Anduin, Baranduin, Esgalduin, Malduin, Taur-im-Duinath....

heru 'lord' in Herumor, Herunúmen; Sindarin hir in Gonnhirrim, Rohirrim, Barahir; híril 'lady' in Hírilorn.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors:
Lyllyn 12Mar03
Elena Tiriel 10Feb08

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