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RUKU

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RUKU is an Elvish root signifying "the dreadful shapes ... taken by the servants of Melkor"[1] that haunted the Elves and "the terror that they inspired"[2].

Derivatives[2]

Other versions

In the Etymologies appears the root RUK, signifying "demon".[3]

Also in the Etymologies appears the root ÓROK, from which derive words signifying "goblin":[4]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Five. Myths Transformed", "[Section] X", p. 416
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix C. Elvish names for the Orcs", pp. 389-391, 415 (Author's note 28)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 384
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 379
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 7