Valaraukar 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', possible PQ *balaraukô
In the Etymologies, the word Balrog is derived from ñgwalaraukô but this would derive Quenya *nwalarauco
- ↑ 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, The Etymologies, RUK