Sindarin 

beleg

adjective. great, mighty

Sindarin [Ety/352, S/428] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

beleg

adjective. great, mighty; large, big, great, mighty; large, big, [ᴱN.] huge

The primitive form of this word in later writings is unclear. The development in Quenya seems indicates a primitive initial ✶mb- and a primitive form of ✶mbeleke, as in ✶Mbelekōro or ✶Mbelekōre > Q. Melkor (PE17/115, WJ/402). However, the nasal mutation meleg appears in Taur-i-Melegyrn “Forest of the Great Trees”, indicating a primitive initial ✶b- and a primitive form of ✶beleke. It is possible the soft mutation veleg appears Arveleg, also indicating a primitive initial ✶b-. @@@ Also Cûl Veleg.

It may be that the strengthening of √BEL ⇒ √MBEL occurred only in Quenya, and the Sindarin form developed from the original √BEL instead. Since The Etymologies state that √BEL was “not found in Q[uenya]”, this seems a likely scenario to me.

Variations

  • Beleg ✧ S/209

Derivations

  • (m)belek- “large, great, big, large, great, big, [ᴹ✶] huge; mighty” ✧ PE17/115
    • MBELEK “mighty, powerful, strong; power as force or strength; great, large” ✧ PE17/115
    • BEL “*strong, [ᴹ√] strong” ✧ PE17/115
  • MBELEK “mighty, powerful, strong; power as force or strength; great, large” ✧ PE17/115
    • BEL “*strong, [ᴹ√] strong” ✧ PE17/115

Cognates

  • Q. velca “large, great, big” ✧ PE17/115

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
mbelek- > beleg[mbelek] > [belek] > [beleg]✧ PE17/115
mbelek > beleg[mbelek] > [belek] > [beleg]✧ PE17/115

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
Velegsoft-mutation“big”✧ RC/536
Melegnasal-mutation“great”✧ WJI/Taur-i-Melegyrn
Sindarin [PE17/115; RC/536; S/209; SA/beleg; WJI/Taur-i-Melegyrn] Group: Eldamo. Published by

beleg

adjective. large

adj. large, great. Q. melek-.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:115] < _mbelek_ < BEL, MBEL. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

beleg

adjective. large

adj. large, great, big. . This gloss was rejected.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:115] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

beleg

masculine name. Beleg

A hero of Doriath and friend of Túrin (S/200). His name is simply the adjective beleg “mighty” used as a name (SA/beleg).

Conceptual Development: The name G. Beleg dates back to the earliest Lost Tales, already having its later etymology (LTA2/Beleg). The name reappeared in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/30), and again in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/287). In The Etymologies, Beleg was designated an Ilkorin name, translated “Strong” (Ety/BEL).

Elements

WordGloss
beleg“great, mighty; large, big, great, mighty; large, big, [ᴱN.] huge”
Sindarin [LotRI/Beleg; PMI/Beleg; SA/beleg; SI/Beleg; UTI/Beleg; WJI/Beleg] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belaith

adjective. mighty

Derivations

  • MBELEK “mighty, powerful, strong; power as force or strength; great, large” ✧ PE17/115
    • BEL “*strong, [ᴹ√] strong” ✧ PE17/115

Cognates

  • Q. melehta “mighty” ✧ PE17/115

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
mbelek > belaith[mbelektā] > [mbelekta] > [mbelektʰa] > [mbelexθa] > [belexθa] > [beleiθa] > [beleiθ] > [belaiθ]✧ PE17/115
Sindarin [PE17/115] Group: Eldamo. Published by

belaith

adjective. mighty

adj. mighty. Q. melehta.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:115] < BEL, MBEL. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

iaun

adjective. large

adj. large, extensive, wide, vast, huge. Q. yāna-. >> -ion

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:42:99] < YAN vast, huge. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

daer

adjective. great, large

Variations

  • Daer ✧ UT/264; WJ/335
  • daer ✧ VT42/11

Derivations

  • daira “large, great” ✧ VT42/11
    • DAY “*great” ✧ VT42/11

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
daira > daer[daira] > [dair] > [daer]✧ VT42/11

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
Dhaersoft-mutation“great”✧ VT42/14
Dhaersoft-mutation-✧ WJ/191; WJ/338
Sindarin [UT/264; VT42/11; VT42/14; WJ/191; WJ/335; WJ/338] Group: Eldamo. Published by

daer

adjective. great

Sindarin [UT/450, WJ/187, WJ/335, VT/42:11] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

beleg

great

beleg (mighty), lenited veleg, pl. belig

beleg

Beleg

Beleg means "mighty" in Sindarin. His epessë Cúthalion means "Strongbow".

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beleg

mighty

1) beleg (great), lenited veleg, pl. belig; 2) taur (also tor-, tar- in compounds) (lofty, high, sublime, noble; vast, masterful, overwhelming, huge, awful), lenited daur, pl. toer. Note: homophones mean ”king (of a people)” and also ”great wood, forest”.

bell

strong

1) (in body) *bell, lenited vell, pl. bill. Suggested Sindarin form of ”Noldorin” belt. 2)

daer

large

daer (great), lenited dhaer, no distinct pl. form. Note: a homophone means "bridegroom", but has a different lenited form.

#dae

great

#dae (lenited nae, no distinct pl. form). Isolated from daedhelos "great fear". Note: Homophones mean "shadow, shade" and also "very, exceedingly".

daer

great

daer (large), lenited dhaer, no distinct pl. form. Note: a homophone means "bridegroom", but has a different lenited form.

thalion

strong

thalion (steadfast, dauntless), pl. thelyn. Also used as a noun ”hero, dauntless man”.