The word evokes something from Tolkein's writing, but I cannot place it.
update: I searched, and discovered I was wrong, but on the right track.
That sounds like something Leigh Brackett would have come up with. Too Celtic for Mars, someone would say who never read "The Sword of Rhiannon"...
It's similar to Tolkien's work in that the author invented an entire language for his characters. As I recall it was hyped by the publishers as comparable to LoTR; it was good, but not that good. It did sell a ton of copies, though.
Think early 1970s, Serge. It's never been out of print, so Wikipedia says.
The Sword of Shannara, right?
Richard Adams. Watership Down.