The Carrock

Carrock was a stony eyot in the upper reaches of the River Anduin, to the north of the Old Ford a few miles west of Beorn's farmstead.

The stairs had been built by Beorn who sometimes would be seen climbing to the top in the form of a bear to look at the Moon or the Misty Mountains.

History Edit

During their journey to the Lonely Mountain, Thorin and Company were housed there overnight by the Eagles before they went to see Beorn.[1]

Gandalf states that the steps from the base of the rock to the flat top were made by Beorn and that "Carrock" is Beorn's name for it.[2]

Etymology Edit

This is somewhat of a linguistical joke on Tolkien's part; in Anglo-Saxon carr means "rock" and in Welsh, carreg also means "rock, stone".[citation needed]

Gallery Edit

Translations around the World Edit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጫርሮችክ
Arabic چارروچك ?
Armenian Ծառոծկ
Bengali চার্রচ্ক
Bulgarian Царроцк
Czech Skalbal
Georgian ქარაფი
Greek Καρροκκ
Gujarati ચર્રોચ્ક
Hindi चर्रोच्क
Italian Carroccia
Kazakh Царроцк
Korean 케럭
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Царроцк
Macedonian Cyrillic Царроцк
Marathi चर्रोच्क
Mongolian Cyrillic Царроцк
Norwegian Karokken
Nepalese चर्रोच्क
Pashto چاړوچک
Persian چارروچک
Punjabi ਕਾਰਟਰੌਕ
Portuguese (Brazil) Carrocha (The Hobbit translation)
Carrock (posthumous works translations)
Portuguese (Portugal) Carrock
Sanskrit चर्रोच्क्
Serbian Карок (Cyrillic) Karok (Latin)
Sinhalese චර්‍රොච්ක්
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Carroca
Tajik Cyrillic Чаррочк
Tamil சறொச்க்
Telugu చర్రొచ్క
Turkish Vagonkaya
Ukrainian Царроцк
Urdu چاڑوچک
Uzbek Чаррочк (Cyrillic) Charrochk (Latin)

References Edit

  1. The Hobbit, Chapter VI: "Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire"
  2. The Hobbit, Chapter VII: "Queer Lodgings"