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Old 12-28-2002, 05:46 PM   #9
Haunting Spirit
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The woods of Orome.
Posts: 58
Curulin has just left Hobbiton.

he uses both terms in one of the letters, and the implication is that they are the same.

As for Uruk-hai or Uruk, we can see from Appendix F from The Lord of the Rings:

Orc is the form of the name that other races had for this foul people as it was in the language of Rohan. In Sindarin it was iorch. Related, no doubt, was the word uruk of the Black Speech, though this was applied as a rule only to the great soldier-orcs that at this time issued from Mordor and Isengard. The lesser kinds were called, especially by the Uruk-hai, snaga 'slave'.
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