The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Dates
Immortal. In Middle-earth c. III 1000 to 3 November III 3019 (c.2,000 years)
Race
Division
Order
Meaning
Probably derived from Orkish sharkû, meaning 'old man'
Other names
Titles

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 18 April 2004
  • Updates planned: 2

Sharkey

A nickname of Saruman

A nickname for Saruman given by his servants and soldiers in Isengard and later used in the Shire during the last stages of the War of the Ring. In its origin we catch a rare glimpse of an Orkish word: sharkû, which is said to mean, 'old man'.


Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 18 April 2004
  • Updates planned: 2

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 2000, 2004. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.

Website services kindly sponsored by Discus from Axiom Software Ltd.
Candidate experience is key. The Discus personality test works across every browser and operating system.
The Encyclopedia of Arda
The Encyclopedia of Arda
Menu
Homepage Search Latest Entries and Updates Random Entry