The word haudh derives from Common Eldarin khabdā ("pile, (artificial) mound"), itself deriving from root KHAB ("heap up, pile up"). Since haudh also carried a connotation of a funeral mound "in which weapons and other valuables were also buried", the word shows an apparent influence from root KHAW ("cover up, hide away, lay in store").
 See also
- Sindarin cerin ("artificial mound")
- Exilic Quenya haura ("funeral mound")
- Quenya/Telerin hamna ("funeral mound")