A noun translated “goblin, orc” and fully declined as an example of a Strong I noun (SD/436). Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne suggested (AAD/24) this form of the word may be a derivative of the contemporaneous Elvish root ᴹ√OROK. In later writings it appeared as Ad. urku/urkhu (WJ/390), a derivative of the Elvish root √RUK “terrible shapes”. This entry retains the form uruk because of its many attested inflections.
References ✧ SD/436; WJ/390
|urkā̆t||dual; normal-and-subjective||✧ SD/436|
|urku-||objective; objective-with-syncope||✧ SD/436|
|urkim||plural subjective||✧ SD/436|