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Valaraukar''' was a [[Quenya]] name formed from words vala, 'power' and rauko, ' demon', used as a name for the [[ Maiar]]in followers of [[ Morgoth]]. The Valaraukar are better known in their [[ Sindarin]] form: [[ Balrogs]] . |+|
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Latest revision as of 12:11, 27 July 2011
Valarauco pl. Valaraucar is the Quenya name for the Maiarin followers of Morgoth better known in their Sindarin form: Balrogs.
It is formed from words vala, 'power' and rauco, 'monster'.
In The Etymologies, the word Balrog is derived from ñgwalaraukô.
Valarauco is a paradox in the Quenya language as not forming a regular plural **Valaraucor but changing the final vowel in the plural (-o > -ar). No other Quenya words have been attested to form the plural in such a manner, but cf. sundo.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels p.415
- ↑ Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998 p.10
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", RUK