noun. Power, God

An Adûnaic noun translated as “God” or “Power” (SD/247, 305), the equivalent of (and possibly derived from) Q. Vala. It is probably pronounced [awalō], since the sound [w] in Adûnaic was sometime written “v” (SD/434). It frequently appeared in its plural or subjective plural forms Avalôi(m) “Powers, Gods”.

Conceptual Development: In early drafts of Adûnaic its plural was Avalâi with a long â instead of ô, perhaps indicating an earlier singular form Avalâ closer to Vala. Earlier still this word was given as plural Balāi, a more direct derivative of the Elvish root form ᴹ√BAL.

Adûnaic [SD/241.1006; SD/247.0801; SD/305.3702; SD/311.3602; SD/311.3604; SD/344.1707; SD/357.3408; SD/387.4001; SD/387.4003; SDI2/Avalâi.001; SDI2/Avalôi.001; SDI2/Avalôim.001; SDI2/Balâi.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by