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adjective. shaggy

An adjective in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “shaggy” which Tolkien said was related to G. tus (GL/72), likely a reference to tûs- (tausi-) “tease wool, comb out” (GL/69). Both these words may also be connected to ✶tou̯ “wool”; compare ᴱQ. aule “shaggy” < ᴱ√OWO, the basis of “wool” words in the contemporaneous Qenya Lexicon (QL/71).