- For the main article on this subject, see Orcs.
Goblin is a folk word, which according to "The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English," is probably derived from the Anglo-French gobelin a diminutive of Gobel (cf. Kobold). It is a Romance-derived word, unlike other Germanic words preferable by Tolkien
Portrayal in Adaptations
For the strategy games The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II goblins have been made clearly distinct from Orcs.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 131, (undated, written late 1951)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 144, (dated 25 April 1954)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Departure of Boromir"
- ↑ http://tolkien.slimy.com/tfaq/EnemyMisc.html#Orcs
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Men"