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'''Baruk''' is a [[Khuzdul]] word which means "axes". The corresponding singular is '''bark'''. It's another example "broken plurals" in Khuzdul, similar to "khuzd" and "khazâd".  
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'''Baruk''' is a [[Khuzdul]] word which means "axes". The corresponding singular is '''bark'''. It's another example "broken plurals" in Khuzdul, similar to "khuzd" and "khazâd".
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It's likely 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.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:04, 26 March 2008

Baruk is a Khuzdul word which means "axes". The corresponding singular is bark. It's another example "broken plurals" in Khuzdul, similar to "khuzd" and "khazâd".

It's likely 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.

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