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It is formed from words ''[[Valar|vala]]'', 'power' and ''[[rauco]]'', 'monster', possible [[Primitive Quendian]] as ''balaraukô''.
 
It is formed from words ''[[Valar|vala]]'', 'power' and ''[[rauco]]'', 'monster', possible [[Primitive Quendian]] as ''balaraukô''.
  
In the [[Etymologies]], the word Balrog is derived from ''[[ñgwalaraukô]]''<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]], RUK</ref> but this would derive Quenya *''nwalarauco''.
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In [[The Etymologies]], the word Balrog is derived from ''[[ñgwalaraukô]]''<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]], RUK</ref> but this would derive Quenya *''nwalarauco''.
 
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Valarauco pl. Valaraucar[1][2] is the Quenya name for the Maiarin followers of Morgoth better known in their Sindarin form: Balrogs.

Etymology

It is formed from words vala, 'power' and rauco, 'monster', possible Primitive Quendian as balaraukô.

In The Etymologies, the word Balrog is derived from ñgwalaraukô[3] but this would derive Quenya *nwalarauco.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels p.415
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998 p.10
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies, RUK