THE OSGILIATE DICTIONARY: VOLUME 2
A Guide to Tolkien Book and Movie Terms
Second Edition (June, 2004)
E: Éadig – Eye Quake
éadig (v., colloq.) To grooooove on the horse scene, baby.
Yo, Daddy-o, like I totally éadig your whole equestrian trip, y’know? *snap*
edorable (adj.) Milder form of “gondorable”. Also see rohandsome.
Bob’s edorable, but I wish he’d stop wearing those hair extensions.
edoraspberry (n.) A horsey lip-blow sound.
“Ppbpppbpppbpbpp!” added Firefoot in a taunting edoraspberry, as his master took out two mumakil with one spear.
edorasskick (v.) when attacked from behind by a random thug, to brush said thug on the nose over your shoulder and so doing knock them out cold instantly.
edyin’ (v.) What them silly mortals’ll be doin’ any day now.
elbreath (n.) Elvish halitosis. Alternate form: illbereth.
eldariglare (v.) To stare reproachfully at somebody who is daydreaming about you.
Arwen could hardly bear her future son’s eldariglare. In a small way, she felt responsible for his existence.
electromagnetism, Middle Earth and In the Third Age, Newtonian physics obeyed slightly different laws than they do today. Through close readings of Tolkien’s work, scientists have uncovered some of these properties:
saurohm – a measure of electrical resistance…..er…..stuff.
The inverse proportions of Saurohms responding to the amperage released by the sinking of the ring created a minimum voltage equal to the current of…oh, nevermind…the Eye blew to smithereens.
faramirdays – unit of capacitance
the Bohr-omir radius – how far away you must stay from Boromir if you are carrying the ring
borometer – measures the pressure on someone to take a possession away from someone else (also see alternate definition of Borometer)
argonorn – a “noble” gas
Elendilly-o (interj.) an exclamation as in What the Elendilly-o?! to express shock. Can also be asked of a friend to determine what plans are for the night. See: Bombadilly-o.
“What’s the Elendilly-o, Frodo?” Sam asked. “Are we going to the Green Dragon tonight?”
elessarcasm (n.) Snarky comment made by the King.
“Eternal darkness…Well, that’s just GREAT,” said Aragorn, while Merry sniggered appreciatively at his rapier-sharp elessarcasm.
eleven (n.) Nine. (v.) To be unable to count properly, viz-a-viz the number of fell beasts that descend upon Minas Tirith.
Thanks to Florida, Bush elevened his way into the White House.
How much will it cost to build this? And try not to eleven your answer.
elfervescent (adj.) lively, possessing a sparkling energy.
“Don’t let that laconic composure fool you,” laughed Gimli. “Give Legolas a pair of knives and he’s practically elfervescent!”
elfinesse (n.) The unique elegant ability and dexterity of the Elven folk.
“Legolas’ elfinesse enables him to kill 5 orcs per minute.”
“What is it about Leggy? Is it his elfinesse?” said Cathy, as her friend was poring over his copy of The Lays of Beleriand. Big mistake.
elf-loathing (n.) The act of vilifying any canonically honorable elf, esp. one Thranduil Oropherion, King of Greenwood the Great.
elfstoned (n.) One who has enjoyed too much Longbottom Leaf.
El Grond (n.) an elegant war machine, designed by the head of the Rivendell Elves during the First Age.
Try as they might, the orcs of Mordor were unable to copy, much less improve upon El Grond, the famed battering ram of the olden days.
elrond (n.) Long mission, quest, thingy (something in between an osgiliation and a Frodyssey).
Boromir groaned when he heard his brother had been dreaming again. He was sure he would be sent on another elrond.
elrond, do an (v., colloq.) appear unexpectedly, deliver a message and/or goods, and disappear with no explanation.
elrondezvous (n.) a life-altering appointment or encounter.
After Aragorn’s elrondezvous with Anduril, his fate as king was sealed.
Life for Homer was never the same after his first elrondezvous with a Crispy Creme Donut.
Elrond in Dunharrow (n.) The “Elves at Helm’s Deep” of ROTK
El Rondo (n.) Fastest Bow in the West, with a penchant for women with long lives and a taste for bark jerky. Not to be confused with Elrond Hubbard.
[Word: Alberich. Definition: NazgulRus]
elrondomatopoeia (n.) Delicate elven sound effects. Examples include tink!, fwisssh!, *frown*, Narsil! and the sound of hobbits gleefully jumping on beds.
elvendetta (v.) Family feud among the First-Born. Elvendettas are often undertaken in response to “dwarvendettas”. A dispute involving Elrond is known as a “rivendetta”.
Elvish (n.) He was the King. Uh-huh.
[andurilwest (ducks stones)]
embéorassed (adj.) 1. To be utterly flattered and/or humiliated by your actions or the actions of others. 2. To be possessed of a tight, toned derriere, honed from a very long time in the saddle.
Emerahil (n.) Chef of Dol Amroth. Specializing in blackened Orc, Emerahil’s trademark line, “BAM! Kick it up to the next Minas Tier!” could be heard echoing above the field of conflict.
Emyn Em (n). Desolate land of slim, shady rocks.
emyn meal (n.) Lembas.
Aw, man! Not another emyn meal.
endless stare (n.) Euphemism for death. Also see horn cloven in two.
Bad news, Your Majesty. Theodred is ….he’s….well, he’s got the Endless Stare.
Enrond (n.) Accountant elf who stayed behind in Rivendell to cook the books.
entbonics (n.) a dialect having a syntactic structure unique to a particular culture. Also see orcbonics.
“You know, I really like Treebeard,” sighed Merry, “But sometimes his Entbonics is a little hard to understand.”
ent-draft (v.) To create an army in response to a long-gone threat, after decades of slow debate and dithering. More generally, to close the barn door after the horse has been stolen.
My grandfather was finally Ent-drafted into the navy, thirty years after the war ended and his country had ceased to exist.
enterlude (n.) Short break for meditation during extreme action
Just when the enemy was about to break in, we got another enterlude.
enterrogate (v.) To slowwwwly ask questions, and slowwwwwly draw obvious conclusions.
“Okay,” the cop said, six hours into the enterrogation. “I think it’s fair to say that you aren’t a watermelon or other fruit-based life form.”
2. A form of human rights abuse of prisoners, involving exposure to endless deep rumblings that may or may not be questions.
Jim’s prospective father-in-law slumped in front of the TV and subjected him to an exhausting enterrogation.
enthusbands (n.) P.C. term for male Ents.
entmoot (n.) an event or esp. decision that involves a great deal of time and pomp, the results of which are undone by the simplest of tricks.
We were all set to sell cell phones in Lorien, and all of that work was entmoot because the Elves there communicate telepathically.
entnigma (n.) something mysterious or hard to explain; a person who seems mysterious or obscure.
Although Merry and Pippin kept their eyes wide open on Treebeard’s behalf, the Entnigma of Fimbrethil was never solved.
In spite of her brief appearances at a pair of awards shows, Fran Walsh remains an Entnigma to many LotR fans.
entsurprise (n.) Something that has been discussed endlessly, should have been obvious in the first place, but still comes as a complete surprise.
It was a complete entsurprise for the PM when he discovered that there were no WMD that could be launched in 45 minutes.
EntSync (n.) organized by Quickbeam, EntSync was a performing group whose stage antics included tossing stuffed Orcs into the audience and spraying them with water cannons.
EntSync’s short run of 347 years qualifies them as just another forgettable, flash-in-the-pan boy band.
entvertibrate (adj.) description applied to a wizard who, under siege by a lot of talking trees, flees spinelessly into his tower never to be seen again – or at least till the EE comes out.
éodelling (v.) Popular singing style in the White Mountains of Rohan.
Aragorn could just about take Éowyn’s funeral dirge, but when she broke into Éodel-ay-ay-ho he went off in search of some stew.
éodyssey (n.) ancient Rohirric epic alliterative poem attributed to Éomer. Chronicles the wanderings of Éodysseus, a Marshal of the Mark who incurred the wrath of Ulmo. Also see Jason and the Argonath; Frodyssey.
éofficient (adj.) skilled in accomplishing two tasks using a single action.
Yes, Legolas’ fighting style was flashy, but I’d say the Prince of Rohan was much more eofficient.
éomerchandise (n.) Horse-motifed lunchboxes, dolls, gewgaws, hair clippers, giant foam fingers, etc.
éomeric (adj.) larger than life, epic, legendary.
That was an éomeric ride to the pelennor fields.
éomerize (v.) fangirl wish to…er… write poetry about Eomer or other men of Middle Earth.
Make_it_stop éomerizes lyrical about Rohirrim in armor.
éomerotica (n.) 1. an heroic ode based on ancient Rohirric poems 2. Poems that frequently refer to length of weapons, arms, etc.
Make_it_stop’s éomerotica makes fan girls blush and head for the showers.
éomeroticize (v.) when fangirl dr00ling leads to TOS violations.
Sh_wulff was caught éomeroticizing the House of Healing scenes.
éomglare (v.) to stare out or intimidate an opponent non-verbally.
Gimli tried to éomglare Pippin out of some salt pork and pipe-weed.
éom(ore) (n.) any literary character that has been given short-shrift in a movie adaptation…
éonnui (n.) Fatigue brought on by constant confusion between similar LOTR character names, e.g. Sauron/Saruman, Theoden/Theodred, and so on.
Disoriented by éonnui, Eowyn married her own brother by mistake.
éored (adj.) Flushed vermilion hue caused by proximity to Éomer or Éowyn (as appropriate). Also see barrow-white.
Why is your neck all éored? And covered with Riddermarks?
2. The color one turns when one’s embéorass is revealed.
éoreduction (n.) significant decrease in numbers that in the end has no effect on the performance of the total.
Eoreduction of Rohan forces at Helm’s Deep left Theoden with just 6 Riders, but they proved more effective than the entire army has been.
éor-lingus (n.) (of a horse) The act of reviving your half-dead master by licking his/her face.
éouillabaisse (n.) (ear-WHEE-ya-base) Traditional Rohirric “courting stew”, consisting of rancid shrimp and WD-40.
“All your eouillabaisse are belong to us,” Éomer squealed lustily.
éowgorn (n.) something that is not meant to be.
That job is an éowgorn. Especially after that interview.
éowind (n.) The quick intake of air, as of a gasp, one breathes upon being rejected by a would-be suitor.
When he said, “I wouldn’t date you if Dernhell froze over, it knocked the éowind out of me.”
éowine (n.) An intoxicant marketed towards the lovelorn warrior woman.
éowypped (adj.) to be unexpectedly trounced by an opponent thought to be weaker.
Harvard éowypped Florida State, 45-12!
We thought we had the contract in the bag, but they éowypped our arse!
éoxchange (v.) To abruptly ditch a long-time romantic partner for somebody else, without offering any explanation.
Once it became apparent that he was already spoken for, Aragorn was discreetly éoxchanged for Faramir.
After sixteen years of marriage, Jody éoxchanged her husband for the pizza delivery boy.
epheliphany (n.) the sudden (sometimes disturbing) realization that Star Wars has been usurped as the greatest trilogy of all time by Lord of the Rings. Can also be in reference to other realizations such as where babies come from or what creamed corn is really made out of.
I had an epheliphany when I realized that blondes really do have more fun.
erebore (n.) What the mountain became once Smaug was gone.
erebored (adj.) Lonely Mountain, mid-10 millions (but look 5 million years old), gneiss guy, non-smoker, minimal erosion. Would like to meet other outcroppings for long crouches on the beach, wrathful burying of trespassers, and orogenous poetry readings. No glacial deposits or foothills please.
ereborn (n.) a person who gives up his or her life of sin and dissipation to embrace the one true path to salvation.
My brother used to be a Star Wars fan, but after seeing LOTR he’s been ereborn.
Ered Nimrazor (n.) Special Middle Earth shaving tool with two settings: Scruffy (Three-Day Stubble) and Wizard (Eight-Hundred-Year-Beard).
Eruba (n.) Tropical paradise in the Undying Lands.
extended perdition (n.) Special circle of torment reserved for people waiting for the ROTK EE to come out.
“What’s the matter with Farawen?”
“Oh, she’s in Extended Perdition right now.”
eye-quake (n.) 1. a climax with a huge build-up that does not live up to its potential. 2. a lame special effect among otherwise great special effects.
Cold Mountain looked like it was going to be a great movie but it turned out to be just another eye-quake.
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