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'''Baruk''' is a [[Khuzdul]] word which means "axes". The corresponding singular is '''bark'''. It is another example of "broken plurals" in Khuzdul, similar to "khuzd" and "khazâd".<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 85</ref>
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'''Bark''' pl. '''baruk''' is a [[Khuzdul]] word which means "axe".  
  
It is possible that "baruk" is actually a genitive case, meaning "axes of <something>" rather than just "axes". The phrase "baruk Khazâd" can be compared to a "construct pair" in Semitic languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic.<ref>Magnus Åberg, ''[http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/md_khuzdul.html Mellonath Daeron: An analysis of Dwarvish]'', as of 6 September 2010</ref>
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It is another example of "broken plurals" in Khuzdul, similar to "khuzd" and "khazâd".<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 85</ref>
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==Etymology==
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[[Root]] *B-R-K
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It is possible that "baruk" is also a genitive case, meaning "axes of <something>" rather than just "axes". The phrase "baruk Khazâd" can be compared to a "construct pair" in Semitic languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic.<ref>Magnus Åberg, ''[http://www.forodrim.org/daeron/md_khuzdul.html Mellonath Daeron: An analysis of Dwarvish]'', as of 6 September 2010</ref>
  
 
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Bark pl. baruk is a Khuzdul word which means "axe".

It is another example of "broken plurals" in Khuzdul, similar to "khuzd" and "khazâd".[1]

Etymology

Root *B-R-K

It is possible that "baruk" is also a genitive case, meaning "axes of <something>" rather than just "axes". The phrase "baruk Khazâd" can be compared to a "construct pair" in Semitic languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 85
  2. Magnus Åberg, Mellonath Daeron: An analysis of Dwarvish, as of 6 September 2010