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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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'''Valarauco''' pl. '''Valaraucar'''<ref>{{HM|WJ}} p.415</ref><ref>{{VT|39}} p.10</ref> is the [[Quenya]] name for the [[Maiar]]in followers of [[Morgoth]] better known in their [[Sindarin]] form: [[Balrogs]].
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==Etymology==
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It is formed from words ''[[Valar|vala]]'', 'power' and ''[[rauco]]'', 'monster'.{{fact}}
  
==Inflection==
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In ''[[The Etymologies]]'', the word ''Balrog'' is derived from ''[[ñgwalaraukô]]''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, RUK</ref>
{{qya-decl-a-nom-o|Valarauk}}
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==Note==
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Valarauco is a paradox in the Quenya language as not forming a regular plural  [[Asterisk#Fandom|**]]''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]]''.{{fact}}
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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'.[source?]

In The Etymologies, the word Balrog is derived from ñgwalaraukô.[3]

Note

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.[source?]

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, "Part Three: The Etymologies", RUK