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Sharkey

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A nickname for [[Saruman]] given by his servants and soldiers in [[Isengard]] and later used in the [[Shire]] during the last stages of the [[War of the Ring]]. In its origin we catch a rare glimpse of an [[Orkish]] word: [[sharkû]], which is said to mean, 'old man'.
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A nickname for [[Saruman]] given by his servants and soldiers in [[Isengard]] and later used in the [[Shire]] during the last stages of the [[War of the Ring]].  
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==Etymology==
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They nickname attempts to translate the [[Westron]] word, based on [[orkish]] ''[[sharkû]]'' 'old man' into English.  
  
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The word therefore is an Anglicization of ''sharkû'' and the -ey is intended to be the English "diminutive and quasi-affectionate ending -ey".<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
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[[Category:Anglicized_Westron_words]]
 
[[Category:Masculine names]]
 
[[Category:Masculine names]]

Revision as of 18:34, 10 October 2010

A nickname for Saruman given by his servants and soldiers in Isengard and later used in the Shire during the last stages of the War of the Ring.

Etymology

They nickname attempts to translate the Westron word, based on orkish sharkû 'old man' into English.

The word therefore is an Anglicization of sharkû and the -ey is intended to be the English "diminutive and quasi-affectionate ending -ey".[1]

References

  1. Nomenclature