From Tolkien Gateway

torech is a Sindarin word glossed as "tunnel; hole, excavation",[1] and "secret hole, lair".[2]


The word torech is a derivative of the root TOR ("secrete, hide"). An associated word is Quenya ekka.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 490
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 188