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inbar is an element from the Khuzdul name Barazinbar and is translated as "horn".

The actual word is not known, but perhaps it was *nibar or *mibar since words of three radical vowels such this (look below) don't begin with a vowel.

[edit] Etymology

The word derives from the Root M-B-R[1] but it is possible that it is perhaps a mistype for *N-B-R.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, p. 174
  2. An analysis of Dwarvish by Magnus Åberg