Anyone know where we can get a public domain picture of a Balrog (Tolkien's or otherwise) for this page? --Vladisdead 07:05, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)
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For Polish. Maro 21:42, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
I recall this being traced from Sindarin back to an earlier Elvish form of vala "powerful? wounding?" + raukar "flame, smoke" -- ultimately drawing from real-world etyma, possibly the val in Old Norse valr (“the dead, the slain”, deriving from a PIE root meaning "to wound"), and the root of German rauchen (“to smoke”). ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 23:30, 2 July 2016 (UTC)