Quenya adjective for “mighty” derived from the root √MBELEK (PE17/115), apparently from the primitive form ✶mbelektā (with [kt] > [ht]). It seems to be the adjectival form of the noun melehtë “might”. A variant form meletya appears with the 2nd-plural possessive suffix -lya as Meletyalya “your mighty” (WJ/369), likely from the primitive form ✶mbelekya (with [kj] > [tj]). This variant form has a more typical primitive adjective suffix ✶-ya, but is inconsistent with the attested Sindarin cognate S. belaith.
- S. belaith “mighty” ✧ PE17/115
- Q. Aran Meletyalya “king your mighty” ✧ WJ/369
Development Stages Sources √mbelek > melehta [mbelekta] > [melekta] > [melexta] ✧ PE17/115
Word Form Gloss Source Meletyalya 2nd-sg-polite-poss “your mighty” ✧ WJ/369
melehta adj. "mighty" (PE17:115), cf. meletya
#meletya adj. "mighty", isolated from meletyalda adjective with suffix "your mighty" = "your majesty" (see -lda; meletya = *"mighty"). In full Aran Meletyalda "king your mighty" = "your majesty" (WJ:369). Compare melehta.
taura adj. "mighty, masterful" (TUR, PE17:115), "very mighty, vast, of unmeasured might or size" (VT39:10). Cf. túrëa.