adj. large, great, big. . This gloss was rejected.
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).
Word Gloss beleg “great, mighty; large, big, great, mighty; large, big, [ᴱN.] huge”
adjective. great, mighty
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.
velca“large, great, big” ✧ PE17/115
- ✶(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
- S. Arveleg
- S. Beleg ✧ SA/beleg
- S. Belegaer “Great Sea” ✧ SA/beleg
- S. Belegorn “*Great-tree”
- S. Belegost “Mickleburg, (lit.) Great Fortress” ✧ SA/beleg
- S. Belegund “*Great-prince”
- S. Belegûr “He who arises in Might, (lit.) Mighty Arising”
- S. Belegurth “Great Death”
- S. Cûl Veleg “Bigload” ✧ RC/536
- S. Laer Cú Beleg “Song of the Great Bow” ✧ S/209; SA/beleg
- S. Taur-i-Melegyrn “Forest of the Great Trees” ✧ WJI/Taur-i-Melegyrn
Development Stages Sources ✶mbelek- > beleg [mbelek] > [belek] > [beleg] ✧ PE17/115 √mbelek > beleg [mbelek] > [belek] > [beleg] ✧ PE17/115
- Beleg ✧ S/209
adj. mighty. Q. melehta.
An adjective for “mighty” derived from the root √MBELEK in a page of notes having to do with “large & small” words, probably from the late 1960s (PE17/115), apparently from the primitive form ✱✶mbelektā with the ekt vocalizing to eith and then the ei becoming ai in the final syllable.
- Q. melehta “mighty” ✧ PE17/115
Development Stages Sources √mbelek > belaith [mbelektā] > [mbelekta] > [mbelektʰa] > [mbelexθa] > [belexθa] > [beleiθa] > [beleiθ] > [belaiθ] ✧ PE17/115
adj. large, extensive, wide, vast, huge. Q. yāna-. >> -ion
adjective. great, large
- S. Athrad Dhaer “Great Ford” ✧ WJ/338
- S. Daeron ✧ VT42/11
- S. Dor Daedeloth “Land of Great Dread; Land of Shadow of Horror”
- S. Dor-na-Daerachas “Land of Great Dread”
- S. Duin Dhaer ✧ WJ/191
- S. Lô Dhaer “Great Fen” ✧ VT42/14
- S. Lond Daer “Great Haven”
- S. Lond Daer Enedh “Great Middle Haven” ✧ UT/264
Development Stages Sources ✶daira > daer [daira] > [dair] > [daer] ✧ VT42/11
- Daer ✧ UT/264; WJ/335
- daer ✧ VT42/11
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”.
beleg (mighty), lenited veleg, pl. belig
1) (in body) *bell, lenited vell, pl. bill. Suggested Sindarin form of ”Noldorin” belt. 2)
daer (great), lenited dhaer, no distinct pl. form. Note: a homophone means "bridegroom", but has a different lenited form.
#dae (lenited nae, no distinct pl. form). Isolated from daedhelos "great fear". Note: Homophones mean "shadow, shade" and also "very, exceedingly".
daer (large), lenited dhaer, no distinct pl. form. Note: a homophone means "bridegroom", but has a different lenited form.
thalion (steadfast, dauntless), pl. thelyn. Also used as a noun ”hero, dauntless man”.
adj. large, great. Q. melek-.