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Applied to the Lord of the Nazgûl, who was extant c. II 2250 - II 3441, and c. III 1300 - III 3019
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A contemptuous title for the Lord of the Nazgûl

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"Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
Éowyn's challenge to the Lord of the Nazgûl
from The Return of the King V 6
The Battle of the Pelennor Fields

An archaic name representing a word in the language of the Rohirrim. It comes from the Old English for 'magical art', implying a spectral being, with the same first element also appearing in Dwimordene ('vale of phantoms', a name for Lórien) and Dwimorberg (the 'Haunted Mountain'). Éowyn defiantly granted this title to the Lord of the Nazgûl during the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

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