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rhosc is a Noldorin word meaning "brown".[1] The word (though possibly with the spelling rhusc) is also glossed as meaning "russet".[2]


From Old Noldorin ruska < Root RUSKĀ[1]


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 385
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 7
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 241 (quoting from the manuscript "Index questions")