Uruk

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U•ruk

(ˈu rʊk)

n.
an ancient Sumerian city near the Euphrates, in what is now S Iraq. Biblical name, Erech.
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Citing two cases which might have involved unconscious "borrowing," Tolkien refers the reader to (1) Erech, the place where Isildur set the covenant-stone, and (2) nazg: the word for "ring" in the Black Speech.
The Dead awaken; for the hour is come for the oathbreakers: at the Stone of Erech they shall stand again and hear there a horn in the hills ringing.
When our host wandered away, one of the couple asked, "So how do you know Erech?" Who?
A major factor of this process was the rise of the city of Uruk (modern Warka, or biblical Erech, situated approximately fifteen kilometres north of modern day Samawa in southern Iraq), which most likely was the cultural, religious, and economic centre of the Sumerian civilization.
For example, later this same poem, lamenting the world's obsession--"Why of all places, Jerusalem?"--turns teasingly playful in a rich moments of whimsically imaginative imagery that conjures up the magical-realist transformation of David Grossman's See Under: Love (Ayen erech: Ahavah):
Though readers have seen him through the Paths of the Dead as far as the Stone of Erech, we are not much better prepared than Eomer to know who is in the black ships when they appear during the battle; we may share in his despair ("hope died in his heart") and certainly in his "wonder ...
SGT Erech Zych of Company D, 1 st Bn., 509th Inf., is in charge of a five-man insurgent cell.
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, 'Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.' The beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, and Accad, all of them in the land of Shinar.
Here flourished the earliest ones known to history, the Sumerian city states, such as Uruk, the Erech of Genesis 10:10.
(140.) Goldberg, supra note 106, at 252 (citing Joseph Engel, BEIT HA'OSAR, erech av [The Treasury] [section] 12, Pt.
17, 1994) (not releasing athlete from NLI when head coach left the institution); Erech Cotton, Williams Eager to Start Over, CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL, Aug.