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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)

RFV discussion: April 2011–January 2012 (Polish section)[edit]

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For Polish. Maro 21:42, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Failed. - -sche (discuss) 01:34, 30 January 2012 (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)