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ᴹQ. saurikumba [þ] adj. “*foul-bellied” (Category: Belly, Stomach)

ᴹQ. sauricumba [þ], adj. “*foul-bellied” (Category: Belly, Stomach)

A word appearing in Lord of the Rings drafts as part of Treebeard’s description of orcs (SD/68), likely the equivalent of English “foul-bellied” from the finished text (LotR/979), a combination of saura “foul” and (otherwise unattested) kumba “bellied”.

Reference ✧ SD/68 ✧ “*foul-bellied”


saura “foul, evil-smelling, putrid” stem ✧ SD/68 (#sauri)
#kumba “*bellied” ✧ SD/68 (#kumba)