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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.

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