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noun. wild fire

A noun appearing as N. {bregedúr >>} bregedur “wild fire” in The Etymologies of the 1930s, a combination of N. breged “suddenness” and N. ûr “fire”, from ᴹ√BEREK and ᴹ√UR “be hot” respectively (Ety/BERÉK, UR; EtyAC/MERÉK). It was also an element in the name N. Dagor Vregedúr “Battle of Sudden Fire” (Ety/BERÉK; LR/280) which in later writings became S. Dagor Bragollach “Battle of Sudden Flame” (S/151; WJ/52).

Neo-Sindarin: Despite this name change, I think bregedur “wild fire” might still be valid, given other late names like S. Bregalad “Quickbeam” and the continued use of the root √UR. In fact, I prefer this over using bragollach “sudden flame”, since bragol “sudden” has no other similar forms on Tolkien’s writings: it is breg- everywhere else.

Element in

  • N. Dagor Vregedúr “Battle of Sudden Fire” ✧ Ety/BERÉK; Ety/UR (Dagor Vreged-úr); EtyAC/MERÉK (Dagor Vregedúr)


breged“violence, suddenness”


  • bregedúr ✧ EtyAC/MERÉK (bregedúr)
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noun. wild-fire