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lhûg

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lhûg is a noun meaning "snake, serpent" in Sindarin and Noldorin.[1][2]

Etymology

In the Etymologies, Noldorin lhûg derives from the root LOK.[1]

See also

Cognates

Other versions of the legendarium

In Gnomish appears the forms fuithlug ("a dragon who guards treasure") and lûg ("worm, serpent").[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 370
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry lok-
  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. 36, 55 (entry lûgi)