Conceptual Development: The name G. Beren dates back to the earliest Lost Tales, though in the earliest stories he was a Noldorin Elf instead of a Man (LT2/11). The name N. Beren appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s as a derivative of ᴹ√BER along side N. beren “bold” (Ety/BER), which is the source of the derivation given above.
berenmasculine name. Bold
bôrnoun/adjective. steadfast, trusty man, faithful vassal
adj. steadfast. Q. thorna, sorna. >> Arathorn
thalionmasculine name. Steadfast, Strong
Conceptual Development: The sobriquet ᴱN. Thalion first appeared in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (LB/6, 37) and the name N. Thalion was translated “hero, dauntless man” in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/STÁLAG). In Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, the name was also briefly used for a soldier of Minas Tirith, precursor to Beregond (WR/285).
sadoradjective. steadfast, trusty, loyal
1) beren (lenited veren), pl. berin. Also used as masc. name Beren. 2) cand (lenited gand, pl. caind)
* merenadjective. festive, gay, joyous
meren (lenited veren; pl. merin) (gay, joyous). Note: In the Etymologies, Tolkien changed the relevant root from _ to
* candadjective. bold
thalion (dauntless, strong), pl. thelyn. Also used as a noun ”hero, dauntless man”.
1) him (abiding), lenited chim, no distinct pl. form. Note that homophones include both the adjective ”cool” and the adverb ”continually”.