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ROK

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ROK is an Elvish root related to horses.[1]

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Tolkien experimented with the concept that ROK was a word related to fear and subsequently to Orcs. The origin of the root ROK as 'fear' was the horseman emissary of Melkor who abducted Elves from Cuiviénen. However, later Orcs and fear were related to a different root, ÓROK and RUKU.[source?]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 384
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 211, (dated 14 October 1958)
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 297, (dated August 1967)