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gorthob is a Sindarin word meaning "horrible".[1] It has been suggested that the form should be gortheb (applying standard adjectival ending).[2]


[edit] Etymology

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the Etymologies appears the Doriathrin form ngorthin ("horrible").[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix C. Elvish names for the Orcs", p. 415 (Author's note 28)
  2. Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary (accessed 28 December 2010)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 377 (root ÑGOROTH)