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Dates
First seen in about III 24751
Race
Pronunciation
Probably 'oo'rooks'
Meaning
uruk is a word from the Black Speech, meaning simply 'Orc'
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Uruks

The soldier-Orcs of the later Third Age

A term for the large soldiers more fully referred to as Uruk-hai


Notes

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In Appendix A (iv) of The Lord of the Rings, in the section recounting the history of the Stewards, we find an account of the first appearance of the uruks. 'In the last years of Denethor I the race of uruks, black orcs of great strength, first appeared out of Mordor, and in 2475 they swept across Ithilien and took Osgiliath.' This passage seems to imply that the uruks actually appeared shortly before Gondor's great defeat of III 2475.

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