THE OSGILIATE DICTIONARY: VOLUME 2
A Guide to Tolkien Book and Movie Terms
Second Edition (May, 2004)
D: Daftling – Dweeberlair
daftling (n.) an unfortunate nickname for “Earwax Hobbit”.
“Not the daftling, you idiots!” screamed Saruman. “The HALFLING! I told you to bring me the HALFLING!
dagorlad (n.) One who loves dagorlasses.
Dalai Mroth (n.) spiritual leader of Gondor.
dance with the one who flung `ya (colloq.) a Dwarvian idiom, meaning to remain loyal to one who has saved your hairy hide more than once.
Yes, Gimli DID sneak a peek into the palantir, but rejected Sauron’s lure, saying, “No thanks. My momma always told me to dance with the one who flung `ya , so I’m staying with the laddie.”
deagoled (v.) tortured out of jealousy.
Just because he has a fancy car doesn’t mean he should be deagoled!
deborchery (n.) Wanton celebration that includes too much tainted water and an overindulgence in man-flesh.
deeping comb (n.) Personal grooming tool which leaves hair looking even more dirty and tangled than before.
defending Osgiliath var. retaking Osgiliath (n.) Undertaking an impossible mission for intensely personal reasons, such as one of the many complexes given to you by your unloving father. Compare to “horn-of-Gondor.”
Vaughn keeps trying to convince himself that Lauren isn’t leaking information, but he’s defending Osgiliath, and he knows it. (Surely some of you people watch Alias…)
degrimate (v.) exorcise.
Delrond (n.) Elvish trader operating at the edge of legality; specialises in consignments of lembas that are past their use-by date and Noldorin daggers that probably came from a Barrow somewhere (hence also known as a “Barrowboy”).
denecide (n.) To kill oneself in a showy, undignified manner. The Darwin Awards are filled with denecides.
denedruff (n.) Royal scalp condition worsened by stress and oil.
As Pippin brushed denedruff off the Steward’s shoulders, he reflected that 1) black velvet robes really weren’t such a good idea, and 2) his new master was entirely too flaky for his liking.
deneflambe (n.) the hellish downfall of a once admirable person, especially one who held high office. Synonyms: denefondue, deneflop, denedrool.
Note: Deneflambe implies going down in flames. Denefondue implies, `go soak your head’ (in something flammable). Deneflop implies a fall from a great height. Denedrool refers to the disgusting deterioration that precedes the final comeuppance.
Failing to find WMDs, Dubya will deneflop in the next election unless the Democrats drown us in denedrool.
denegrate (v., military) To set your offspring up for failure, then berate them for failing.
Benedict was denegrated by his father for failing to hold Fort Ticonderoga with five men and a pointy stick.
2. to defame Denethor’s character and/or reputation (among non-readers?). Some hold that this was done in RotK TE. Related words – denegration (n.), denegrator (n.)
denethate (v.) to dissolve or explode into a blubbery mass of emotion.
My best friend denethated just before his final exams in AP chem yesterday. It was not a pretty sight.
denewhack (v.) to strike a forceful blow about the head, shoulders or abdomen.
Wow! Did you see Gandalf denewhack the Steward?
Dernhelm moment (n.) Sudden reassessment of someone’s gender.
Ravennelle had such an overwhelming Dernhelm moment when she realised NazgulRus wasn’t a he that she had to rush outside.
dernhernia (n.) a torn abdominal muscle resulting from riding double on a saddle built for one.
“Arrrggghh, Eowyn!” whispered Merry. “This dernhernia is KILLING me!”
dern-it-to-Helm (interj.) a mild expletive similar to “dagnabit!”
“Dern-it-to-Helm! That smarts!” yelled Wiki after Merry stabbed him in his hinney.
var. dernhelm! (interj.) What Viggo Mortensen yelled when he broke his toe on the Orc helmet.
dichOttomy (n.) a division of emotions into two diverse groups.
The dichOttomy of Eowyn’s romantic entanglements was given short shrift in PJ’s version of LotR.
dimrill dale (colloq.) moron, one who cannot or will not think.
Gods and Goddesses, you’re such a dimrill dale.
diseases of Middle Earth (n.) Afflictions peculiar to Tolkien characters, including: Borothritis (a sudden stinging sensation in the chest), Aragornathosis (“I see dead people), Gimlitis (inability to be tossed, grabbed by the beard, or see over a wall), Hobbit Syndrome (excessive hair growth), Entfluenza (inability to do anything fast).
dislorientation (n.) Total confusion about time and place caused by mortals glimpsing the light of the Elder Days.
On my first reading, I stayed up all night to finish FOTR and ended up completely disloriented.
diversion (n.) stating the bleedin’ obvious / a summary for those hard of thinking.
Doctor Kerv-orc-ian (n.) an infamous doctor who defied the laws of Mordor by helping depressed orcs commit suicide.
Sauron’s edict forbade any orc to remove themselves from his service by committing suicide, but the creepy Doctor Kerv-orc-ian regularly assisted them by administering intravenous doses of Eowyn’s chicken broth.
dol amrath (n.) a Mr. Furious-esque rage that is all bluster and no bite. Can also be used in reference to a person.
I went into a dol amrath today when I stubbed my toe.
Don’t mind Mr. Peabody. He’s nothing but a dol amrath.
domi-unique (adj.) a fashion sense which is puzzling and quirky.
“Yes, Joan, Monaghan’s Domi-uniqueness on this ceremony’s red carpet is sure to royally irritate Radagast-the-Ruddy.”
dommentary (n.) Film commentary of an amusing nature, by a cast member, crew member, relative, or friend.
Ned’s dommentary during the coronation scene had us all in stitches.
don’t touch me (interj.) Cried at inopportune moment, signifying a severe deviation from character/plot/anything and everything.
DORC (n.) One who spends entirely too much time on these messageboards.
doubtagorn (v.) In movies, to change someone’s character for the supposed benefit of viewers. (n.) The character changed. Whether this is good or not is disputable.
doughriasis (n.) a chronic skin disease characterized by the growth of thick layers of pastry-like folds of skin.
Gothmog had suffered the heartbreak of doughriasis for most of his life.
down the Rauros (colloq.) gone for good.
dull amroth (n.) a location that is hyped up to sound much better that it really is.
The travel agent promised us a tropical paradise and swan ship rides but we ended up in a tourist-ridden dull amroth.
dunedisdain (n.) The belief that elves are too vain and ornamental for battle.
Chastened by Aragorn’s dunedisdain, the celebimbo retreated to the Hornburg to freshen his peach lip gloss.
dunedude (n.) Surfer of ancient noble lineage
Dune Edain (n.) Line of noble humans who got into the wrong book
dunharrow (v., past tense) having completed the act of shooting multiple arrows at a target.
“Bummer!” grumped Merry as he watched Boromir fall to his knees. “That lout dunharrowed my second favorite of the Fellowship!”
dunharrowing (adj.) fearsome without being identifiable, like your fiancee’s cooking, your future father-in-law’s approval, or the likely outcome of your next job interview.
The Dunlanders (n.) An impressive collection of vignettes about members of the marauding class, told in a groundbreaking stream-of-consciousness style that would not be appreciated for 6,000 years. (It’s like Joyce’s Dubliners…oh, never mind. I’m such a dork. )
dunlending (adj.) Unable to make loans e.g. collapsed bank
‘I’m dunlending’ said Bilbo, ‘those Sackville-Bagginses have cleaned me out’
Durin Durin (n.) Pop rock dwarf band which first rose to fame in the early 1080’s of the Third Age. They were known for their synthesized neo-disco music.
dwalin (v.) 1. Dweepin’ and dworryin’. 2. To dwoggedly hunt dwown a dwhoppin’, dwater-wdwellin’ dwenizen of the dweep (see Moby Dwick).
dwarrowdelft (n.) Delicate blue and white dwarven china, typically depicting charming mining and decapitation scenes.
dweeberlair (n.) where Tolkien dweebs and geeks hang out (v.) to hoard knowledge of the Profs writings and use them to intimidate n000bies
I met Nienna at the TORC dweeberlair.
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