From Tolkien Gateway
- Sindarin: bereth
- 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").
- 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")
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 351