Quenya 

drûg

noun "Drûg", Rúatan pl. Rúatani "Drúedain" (UT:385)

proper name. Wose

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

Cognates

  • Wos. Drughu “Wose” ✧ UT/385; UTI/Drúath; UTI/Rú
  • S. Drû “Wose” ✧ UT/385; UTI/Drúath; UTI/Rú
  • Wes. Rôg “Wose” ✧ UTI/Drúath

Element in

  • Q. Rúatan “Wose, (lit.) Wose-man” ✧ UT/385
Quenya [UT/385; UTI/Drúath; UTI/Rú] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Sindarin 

drúadan

proper 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 late 1950s or early 1960s (PE17/99), but had a long ú in later writings.

Cognates

  • Q. Rúatan “Wose, (lit.) Wose-man” ✧ UT/385; UTI/Rú
  • Bs. Oghor-hai “Wose-folk” ✧ UTI/Oghor-hai

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
Drû“Wose”
Adan“Man (as a species)”

Variations

  • druadan ✧ PE17/099
Sindarin [LotRI/Drúadan Forest; PE17/099; PM/324; PMI/Drúedain; UT/319; UT/385; UTI/Drúadan Forest; UTI/Drúedain; UTI/Oghor-hai; UTI/Rú; WJI/Druedain] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Druadan

noun. wose

n. wose, wild man.

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

drúath

noun. the people of the Drû, the Woses

Sindarin [UT/385] Group: SINDICT. Published by

drû

proper 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 late 1950s or early 1960s, Tolkien considered making this word a native Sindarin adjective “savage, wild” derived from the root √DROB, a variant of √SROB from which rhaw “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.

Cognates

  • Q. hráva “wild, savage, wild, savage, [ᴹQ.] untamed” ✧ PE17/099
  • Q. “Wose” ✧ UT/385; UTI/Drúath; UTI/Rú

Derivations

  • Wos. Drughu “Wose”
  • DROB “*wild” ✧ PE17/099

Element in

  • S. Drúadan “Wose, (lit.) Wild-man” ✧ PE17/099; UT/385; UTI/Drúedain
  • S. Drúnos “a family of the Drû-folk” ✧ UT/385
  • S. Drúwaith “the wilderness of the Drû-folk” ✧ UT/385

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
D)ROB > drû[drōb] > [drōv] > [drūv] > [drū]✧ PE17/099

Variations

  • drû ✧ PE17/099
Sindarin [PE17/099; UT/385; UTI/Drúath; UTI/Drúedain; UTI/Rú] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Drúedain

Drúedain

The name means "Drû-man". The element Drû is an adaptation of Drughu, which is how that race calls themselves in their language. As the Elves came to know the Drû better, and to recognise their bitter enmity to the Orcs, they acquired the element Edain.

Sindarin [Tolkien Gateway] Published by

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Westron

rôg

proper name. Wose

Cognates

  • Q. “Wose” ✧ UTI/Drúath

Variations

  • Róg ✧ UTI/Drúath; UTI/Róg
Westron [UTI/Drúath; UTI/Róg] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Rohirric

púkel

proper name. Wose

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

Wose

drughu

proper name. Wose

Cognates

  • Q. “Wose” ✧ UT/385; UTI/Drúath; UTI/Rú

Derivatives

Variations

  • drûg ✧ UT/377
Wose [UT/377; UT/385; UTI/Drúath; UTI/Rú] Group: Eldamo. Published by