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S. rusc n. “fox” (Category: Fox)

S. rusc, n. “fox” (Category: Fox)
ᴺS. !rosg “fox”

The Sindarin word for “fox” from the root √(u)rus “brownish red”. Normally a short u became o in Sindarin, but in this case it seems likely that the presence of a second u (later lost) help preserve the u in rusc.

Reference ✧ VT41/10 ✧ “fox”



Phonetic Developments

(u)rus > rusc [urusko] > [urusk] > [urusk] ? [rusk] ✧ VT41/10