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A name for the race of [[Dragons]], and especially those wingless kinds (such as [[Glaurung]] himself) who crawled on the ground.
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[[File:Kevin Ward - Worm's Stench.jpg|thumb|''Worm's Stench'' by Kevin Ward]]
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'''Worms''' was a name for the race of [[Dragons]], and especially those wingless kinds (such as [[Glaurung]] himself) who crawled on the ground.
  
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==Names==
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In [[Gnomish]], one of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s early conceptions of an [[Elvish|Elven]] language, "worm" is ''gwem''.<ref>{{PE|11}}, p. 45</ref>
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==Inspiration==
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''Worm'' is an actual old word for dragon,<ref>{{HM|OFS}}, p. 108</ref> derived from [[Old English]] ''[[wikipedia:European Dragons|wyrm]]'', [[Old Norse]] ''ormr'' ("[[serpents|serpent]]").
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Latest revision as of 15:27, 10 July 2012

Worm's Stench by Kevin Ward

Worms was a name for the race of Dragons, and especially those wingless kinds (such as Glaurung himself) who crawled on the ground.

[edit] Names

In Gnomish, one of Tolkien's early conceptions of an Elven language, "worm" is gwem.[1]

[edit] Inspiration

Worm is an actual old word for dragon,[2] derived from Old English wyrm, Old Norse ormr ("serpent").

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 45
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Verlyn Flieger, Douglas A. Anderson (eds.), Tolkien On Fairy-stories: Expanded edition, with commentary and notes, p. 108