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Dates
First built between c. II 1000 and c. II 1600; destroyed in II 3441; rebuilding began in III 2951; Finally destroyed in III 3019
Location
On an outcrop of the Ered Lithui, in the northwest of Mordor
Origins
Built by Sauron
Pronunciation
Uncertain, but probably lu'gboorz
Meaning
Uncertain1
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A name of the Dark Tower of Barad-dûr. This was its name in the Black Speech, and so was the form actually used by the servants of Sauron, and presumably by Sauron himself.


Notes

1

The Black Speech name Lugbúrz is never directly translated, but as most other forms of this name mean 'Dark Tower', it is probably reasonable to assume that Lugbúrz carried a similar meaning. This is supported by the word burzum in the Ring-inscription, which means 'darkness' (and hence we can deduce that Black Speech lug likely means 'tower').

See also...

Great Tower

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