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This article is non-canon.

habar (or sabar)[note 1] is an unattested Sindarin word likely meaning "delved mine", being reconstructed from an element found in the compound names Anghabar and Nornhabar.[1][2]

Note that this word is debatable as it is seen only in these compounds. Didier Willis has suggested that Tolkien perhaps reused the old Qenya root SAPA "dig, excavate" as a base for this word.[3][1]


  1. S usually mutates to H in Sindarin.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at (accessed 19 June 2011)
  2. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 327
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)