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baraz was a Khuzdul word for "red".

Independently, it served as a short name for Barazinbar, one of the three Mountains of Moria, more commonly known as Caradhras or Redhorn.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The word derives from the Root B-R-Z[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, p. 174