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Barazinbar is the Khuzdul name for Redhorn[1], named Caradhras in Sindarin. During the reign of Durin VI, the dwarves of Khazad-dûm mined beneath Baranzinbar seeking mithril. In doing so, they woke Durin's Bane.[2]

It was also called Baraz meaning "Red".[3]

[edit] Etymology

From the elements baraz "red" and -inbar (individually perhaps *nibar[4]) meaning "horn".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, p. 174
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "Durin's Folk"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  4. An analysis of Dwarvish by Magnus Åberg