n. wose

n. wose, wild man.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:99] < (S)ROB, (D)ROB + ?. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by


name. Wose, (lit.) Wild-man

The full Sindarin word for “Wose”, a compound of Drû “Wose” and Adan “Man” (PM/324, UT/385), also translated as “Wild Man” (PE17/99, WR/352).
Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, the name N. Druadan appeared with a short u (WR/352). It also had a short u in Tolkien’s “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s-60s (PE17/99), but had a long ú in later writings.

[LotRI/Drúadan Forest.001, PE17/099.1302, PM/324.4401, PMI/Drúedain.001, UT/319.3209, UT/385.3308, UT/385.3310, UTI/Drúadan Forest.001, UTI/Drúadan Forest.018, UTI/Drúedain.001, UTI/Oghor-hai.007, UTI/Rú.015, WJI/Druedain.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by


name. Wose

A Sindarin word for “Wose”, a loan word from the Wose’s name for themselves: Drughu (UT/385).
Conceptual Development: In his “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s-60s, Tolkien considered making this word a native Sindarin adjective “savage, wild” derived from the root √DROB, a variant of √SROB from which rhaw¹ “wild” was derived (PE17/99). These roots would produce the Q. cognate (h)róva instead of better established Q. (h)ráva “wild”, so I personally prefer the later derivation of Drû as a loan word from Wos. Drughu.

[PE17/099.1307, UT/385.3007, UT/385.3009, UT/385.3101, UTI/Drúath.001, UTI/Drúath.005, UTI/Drúath.008, UTI/Drúedain.005, UTI/Rú.014] Group: Eldamo. Published by


n. the people of the Drû, the Woses

[UT/385] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by



name. Wose, (lit.) Wose-man

The fuller the Quenya name for “Wose” (UT/385), a compound of the shorter name “Wose” and Atan “Man”, so more literally: “Wose-man”. Most likely it was an adaptation of its Sindarin cognate S. Drúadan.

[UT/385.3805, UT/385.3807, UTI/Rú.002] Group: Eldamo. Published by

name. Wose

Given as the Quenya word for “Wose” (UT/385), most likely an adaptation of its Sindarin cognate S. Drû.

[UT/385.3803, UTI/Drúath.019, UTI/Rú.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by



name. Wose

[LotRI/Púkel-men.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by



name. Wose

[UT/377.2901, UT/385.2901, UTI/Drúath.016, UTI/Rú.009] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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