S. Drúadan pn. “Wose, (lit.) Wild-man”

S. Drúadan, pn. “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.

References ✧ LotRI/Drúadan Forest; PE17/99; PM/324; PMI/Drúedain; UT/319, 385; UTI/Drúadan Forest, Drúedain, Oghor-hai, Rú; WJI/Druedain

Glosses

Variations

Inflections

Druedain plural   ✧ WJI/Druedain
Drúedain plural   ✧ PMI/Drúedain; UT/319; UT/385; UTI/Oghor-hai
Drúedain plural “Wild-men” ✧ UTI/Drúadan Forest; UTI/Drúedain
Drû-edain plural   ✧ PM/324

Elements

Drû “Wose” ✧ PE17/99; UT/385; UTI/Drúedain
Adan “Man (as a race)” ✧ PM/324; UT/385; UTI/Drúedain

Element In

Cognates


N. Druadan pn.

See S. Drúadan for discussion.

References ✧ SDI1/Druadan; WR/352; WRI/Druadan, Druedain

Variations

Inflections

Druedain plural “Wild Men” ✧ WR/352; WRI/Druedain