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'''Dogs''' were common domestic animals in [[Middle-earth]]. The greatest of them all was [[Huan]], the [[Hound of Valinor]].
 
'''Dogs''' were common domestic animals in [[Middle-earth]]. The greatest of them all was [[Huan]], the [[Hound of Valinor]].
 
==Names==
 
==Names==
In [[Quenya]], the word for "dog" is ''huo'', and the [[Noldorin]] cognate of the same meaning is ''hû''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 364-5 (root [[KHUG|KHUGAN-]])</ref>  
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In [[Quenya]], the word for "dog" is ''huo'', and the [[Noldorin]] cognate of the same meaning is ''hû''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 364-5 (root [[KHUG|KHUGAN-]])</ref> [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] also experimented with other, [[Wikipedia:Onomatopoeia|onomatopoetic]] names: Quenya ''roa'', ''grā'', and ''wā(v)''.<ref>{{VT|47a}}, pp. 35-6</ref>
  
In [[Noldorin|Gnomish]], the early version of Noldorin, "dog" is also ''hû'', and the additional cognate ''huil'' means "bitch". The word ''saur'' means "hound, wild dog".<ref>{{PE|11}}, pp. 49, 67</ref>
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In [[Gnomish]], the early version of Noldorin, "dog" is also ''hû'', and the additional cognate ''huil'' means "bitch". The word ''saur'' means "hound, wild dog".<ref>{{PE|11}}, pp. 49, 67</ref>
  
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations ==  
 
==Portrayal in Adaptations ==  

Latest revision as of 17:09, 10 July 2012

Art by Tom Simonton

Dogs were common domestic animals in Middle-earth. The greatest of them all was Huan, the Hound of Valinor.

[edit] Names

In Quenya, the word for "dog" is huo, and the Noldorin cognate of the same meaning is .[1] Tolkien also experimented with other, onomatopoetic names: Quenya roa, grā, and wā(v).[2]

In Gnomish, the early version of Noldorin, "dog" is also , and the additional cognate huil means "bitch". The word saur means "hound, wild dog".[3]

[edit] Portrayal in Adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Dogs are found throughout Middle-earth, espcially in the Shire. Lore-masters can also have a non-combat dog pet.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 364-5 (root KHUGAN-)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, pp. 35-6
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), pp. 49, 67