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'''Woses''' is a name from British folklore, referring to a hairy, troll-like being supposed to inhabit woods and forests. It represents [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s translation of an actual word of the Rohirrim into ancient English; the [[Rohirrim]] themselves would not have called such a creature a 'wose', but a [[róg]].
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'''Woses''' is a name that Tolkien took from ''Woodwoses'' of British folklore. The word comes from [[Old English]] ''Wuduwasas'' and means "Wild men of the woods".
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The Woodwose is a hairy, troll-like being supposed to inhabit woods and forests and the figure was used on coats-of-arms and illuminations.
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The word ''Wose'' represents [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s translation of the actual word ''[[róg]]'' of the [[Rohirrim]] into archaic English.
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==External links==
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*[[Wikipedia:conworld|Woodwoses]] - article on the folkloric figure in Wikipedia
  
 
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See main article: Drúedain

Woses is a name that Tolkien took from Woodwoses of British folklore. The word comes from Old English Wuduwasas and means "Wild men of the woods".

The Woodwose is a hairy, troll-like being supposed to inhabit woods and forests and the figure was used on coats-of-arms and illuminations.

The word Wose represents Tolkien's translation of the actual word róg of the Rohirrim into archaic English.

External links

  • Woodwoses - article on the folkloric figure in Wikipedia