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rauco

powerful, hostile, and terrible creature

rauco ("k") noun "a powerful, hostile, and terrible creature", "very terrible creature", especially in the compound Valarauco noun "Demon of Might" _(WJ:415, VT39:10, cf. SA:raukor. In the Etymologies, stem RUK, the gloss is "demon".)_ Longer variant arauco. The plural form Valaraucar "Balrogs" seems to contain the variant rauca.

rauco

noun. demon, powerful hostile and terrible creature

Changes

  • raukorauka ✧ PE17/048

Cognates

  • S. raug “demon, powerful hostile and terrible creature” ✧ PE17/048; PE17/048; SA/rauko; WJ/415

Derivations

  • RUK “terrible shapes and the fear they inspire, terrible shapes and the fear they inspire, [ᴹ√] demon” ✧ PE17/048; VT39/10
  • grauk- “a powerful hostile and terrible creature” ✧ WJ/415
    • RUK “terrible shapes and the fear they inspire, terrible shapes and the fear they inspire, [ᴹ√] demon” ✧ WJ/389

Element in

  • Q. Valarauko “Demon of Might” ✧ PE17/048; PE17/048; SA/rauko; WJ/415

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
RUK > rauka[rauka]✧ PE17/048
RUK > rauko[rauko]✧ VT39/10
grauk- > rauko[grauko] > [ɣrauko] > [rauko]✧ WJ/415
grauk- > arauko[grauko] > [ɣrauko] > [arauko]✧ WJ/415

Variations

  • rauka ✧ PE17/048; PE17/048
  • rauko ✧ PE17/048 (rauko); SA/rauko; VT39/10; WJ/415
  • arauko ✧ WJ/415
Quenya [PE17/048; SA/rauko; VT39/10; WJ/415] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arauco

powerful, hostile, and terrible creature; demon

arauco ("k")noun "a powerful, hostile, and terrible creature; demon" (variant of rauco). Tolkien's earlier "Qenya" has araucë "demon" (WJ:415, LT1:250)

arauco

noun. demon

rauca

demon

rauca ("k")noun "demon" (PE17:48). Variant of rauco, q.v.

rauca

noun. demon

Element in

Valarauco

demon of might

Valarauco ("k") noun "Demon of Might" (here vala- assumes its basic meaning "power, might"), Sindarin balrog(WJ:415). Pl. Valaraucar (sic, not -or) "Balrogs", apparently containing rauca (q.v.) as an alternative form of rauco "demon" (SA:val-, SA:rauco). Earlier forms from the "Qenya Lexicon" are Valcaraucë, Malcaraucë (q.v.), apparently abandoned in LotR-style Quenya.

turwa

adjective. powerful

Derivations

  • TUR “dominate, master, conquer; power [over others], mastery (legitimate or illegitimate), control (of other wills); strong, mighty in power, dominate, master, conquer; power [over others], mastery (legitimate or illegitimate), control (of other wills); strong, mighty in power; [ᴹ√] victory; [ᴱ√] am strong”