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Urulókë (plural Urulóki) is the Quenya name of the fire-drakes, meaning "fire-serpent".[1][2][3]

It has been suggested that the spelling according to the Quenya style of The Lord of the Rings would be singular Urulócë and plural Urulóci.[4]

[edit] Etymology

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the Etymologies, appears the Quenya form urulóke, meaning "fire-dragon".[5]

In The Silmarillion, the form Urulóki is used both as a singular and plural noun.[6][7]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, pp. 46, 85, 121, 141
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry ur-
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", entry Urulóki: "Quenya word meaning 'fire-serpent', dragon"
  4. Helge Fauskanger, Quettaparma Quenyallo (accessed 12 December 2010)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 370 (entry LOK-)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Return of the Noldor", [as plural noun]: "...Glaurung, the first of the Urulóki..."
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar", [as singular noun]: "...Glaurung the Urulóki..."