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bark

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Bark pl. baruk is a Khuzdul word which means "axe".

It is another example of "broken plurals" in Khuzdul, similar to "khuzd" and "khazâd".[1]

[edit] Etymology

Root *B-R-K

It is possible that "baruk" is also a genitive case, meaning "axes of <something>" rather than just "axes". The phrase "baruk Khazâd" can be compared to a "construct pair" in Semitic languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic.[2]

[edit] Example

  • Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! - "Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!"[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 85
  2. Magnus Åberg, Mellonath Daeron: An analysis of Dwarvish, as of 6 September 2010
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", p. 296