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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. In its origin we catch a rare glimpse of an Orkish word: sharkû, which is said to mean, 'old man'.