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mundo

mundo is an Elvish word said to mean "bull".[1] Its form -mund can create compound words together with prefixes (see Compounds).[2]

[edit] Etymology

The word is possibly related to the root MBUD.[3]

[edit] Compounds

  • Aramund ("Kingly bull")
  • Tarmund ("Noble bull")
  • Rasmund ("Horned bull")
  • Turcomund ("Chief of bulls")

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 342, (dated 9 November 1972) (form appearing as MUNDO)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 345, (dated 30 November 1972)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", root MBUD