What fictional placename means
"mortal crime" in Old English?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Tolkien derived the Elvish place name for
Sauron's land from the Old English mordor, murder. It means "the dark place" or
the "black country" in Elvish.
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