Literally, an Elvish word meaning 'sorcery' or 'black arts'. It is seen especially in the name Minas Morgul, given to Minas Ithil on the borders of Mordor after its capture by the Nazgûl in III 2002. After that time, the word came to be used generally for the evils associated with that city, or Imlad Morgul, the noxious valley in which it stood.
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