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'''RUSKĀ''' is a [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] given no signification, except from what can be deduced from its derivatives.<ref name=Ety>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 385 (root appearing as "RUSKĀ-")</ref>
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'''RUSKĀ''' is a [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] given no signification, except from what can be determined from its derivatives.<ref name=Ety>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 385 (root appearing as "RUSKĀ-")</ref>
  
 
==Derivatives==
 
==Derivatives==
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*[[Kornoldorin|Old Noldorin]]: ''[[ruska]]'' ("brown")<ref name=Ety/> > [[Noldorin]]: ''[[rhosc]]'' ("brown")<ref name=Ety/>
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*[[Quenya]]: ''[[rusco]]'' ("fox")<ref>{{VT|41}}</ref>
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==Other etymologies==
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The related [[Quenya]] words ''[[russa]]'' "red-haired" and ''[[russe]]'' "(a head or pelt of) red hair" show derivation from another, more basic root *RUS, of which RUSKĀ is obviously an extended form.
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==Inspiration==
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Tolkien translates the Quenya word ''russa'' as "[[Wikipedia:Russet_(color)|russet]]"<ref>{{HM|PM}} pp.353-354</ref>. The English word ''russet'' derives from Latin ''[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/russus russus]'' "reddish".
  
*[[Kornoldorin|Old Noldorin]]: ''ruska'' ("brown")<ref name=Ety/>
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There is a possibility that the similarities of both form and sense between the Elvish root and English/Latin words is intentional.
*[[Noldorin]]: ''[[rhosc]]'' ("brown")<ref name=Ety/>
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==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 03:26, 28 March 2011

RUSKĀ is a Primitive Quendian root given no signification, except from what can be determined from its derivatives.[1]

[edit] Derivatives

[edit] Other etymologies

The related Quenya words russa "red-haired" and russe "(a head or pelt of) red hair" show derivation from another, more basic root *RUS, of which RUSKĀ is obviously an extended form.

[edit] Inspiration

Tolkien translates the Quenya word russa as "russet"[3]. The English word russet derives from Latin russus "reddish".

There is a possibility that the similarities of both form and sense between the Elvish root and English/Latin words is intentional.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 385 (root appearing as "RUSKĀ-")
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth pp.353-354