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BARAT, BARATH, BARAD, BARAS are Primitive Quendian roots signifying "great height combined with strength, size, majesty". The root also appears as BAR-AT/AD, signifying "lofty, high".[1]


    • Sindarin: brasta- ("tower up, loom"); 'brass ("great cliff"); avras ("a precipice")

Other versions of the legendarium

In the Etymologies appear the roots BARÁD- ("lofty, sublime"), BARAT- (from which was derived Noldorin barad "tower, fortress"), and BARATH- (from which was derived Barathī "spouse of Manwe, Queen of Stars").[2]

See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 22-3, 150 (stems appearing as "√BARAT, √BARATH, BARAD, BARAS" and "√BAR-AT/AD")
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 351