- 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 during the middle-ages up to the renaissance.
- Woodwoses - article on the folkloric figure in Wikipedia