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RUKU (or RUK[1]) is an Elvish root signifying "the dreadful shapes ... taken by the servants of Melkor"[2] that haunted the Elves and "the terror that they inspired"[3].

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In the Etymologies appears the root RUK, signifying "demon".[4]

Also in the Etymologies appears the root ÓROK, from which derive words signifying "goblin":[5]

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