name. Orcs, (lit.) Din-horde, Host of Tumult

A collective term for Orcs, translated “din-horde” or “host(s) of tumult” (UT/54, MR/109, PE17/39). This name is combination of glam “din, uproar” and hoth “host, horde” (WJ/391, SA/hoth). This term was sufficiently common that it was generalized into another word for Orc: glamog (WJ/391).
Conceptual Development: The term G. Glamhoth was used for Orcs in the earliest Lost Tales (LT2/160), but at this early stage was translated “People of Dreadful Hate” with its initial element being G. glâm “hate” (GL/39). In the Etymologies from the 1930s, Tolkien revised the derivation of N. Glamhoth so that its initial element was N. glamm “shouting, confused noise; barbarous speech” (Ety/GLAM), and the term retained essentially the same derivation in later writings.

[MR/109.3503, MR/195.0301, MRI/Glamhoth.001, PE17/039.0817, SA/hoth.031, UT/039.1203, UT/054.1405, UTI/Glamhoth.001, WJ/391.1003, WJI/Glamhoth.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by



n. orcs, orc-folk

[LotR/0832.1001, LotRI/Orcs.002, PE17/099.2502, WJ/391.2502, WJI/Gorgûn.001, WRI/Gorgûn.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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