S. Balan, n. “Vala, god”

At one point (Let/427), Tolkien stated that the plural form Belain (and presumably its singular Balan) did not exist in Sindarin and its derivative Orbelain “Vala-day” was a phonetic translation of Q. Valanya. Elsewhere, though, Balan is well attested as a Sindarin word.

References ✧ Let/427.2503; PE17/048.1215; PE17/048.1301; SA/val.018; SA/val.020

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**Belain plural   ✧ Let/427.2503
Belain plural   ✧ PE17/048.1301
Belain plural “Valar” ✧ SA/val.020

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Balaniā > **Belain [balanjā] > [balanja] > [balanj] > [balain] > [belain] ✧ Let/427.2503

N. Balan n. “Power, God”

References ✧ Ety/BAL.079; Ety/BAL.084; Ety/KIRIK.011-2; Ety/LEP.129-2

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Mbelain nasal-mutation plural b-mutation “Gods” ✧ Ety/KIRIK.011-2
Belein/Belen plural   ✧ Ety/BAL.084
welein soft-mutation plural   ✧ Ety/LEP.129-2

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ON. Bala > Balan [Bala] ? [Balan] ✧ Ety/BAL.079

G. Gwala n. “one of the gods”

References ✧ GL/26.5101-2; GL/32.2504; GL/44.0401; LT1A/Valar.078; PE13/103.3606

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Gwallim class-plural ✧ PE13/103.3606
Gwalin plural ✧ GL/32.2504
*walion soft-mutation genitive plural g-mutation ✧ GL/26.5101-2

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ᴱ√gwal > Gwala [walā] > [gwalā] > [gwala] ✧ GL/44.0401

G. Ban¹ n. “god, one of the Valar”

References ✧ GL/18.1101; GL/21.5801; GL/21.6601; GL/32.2902; GL/44.0904; LT1A/Valar.045; LT1A/Valar.054; LT1A/Valar.101; LT1A/Vána.037; LT2A/Valar.007; LT2A/Valar.010; LT2A/Valar.012; LT2A/Valar.015; PE13/103.1502; QL/099.8007

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Bandrim class-plural   ✧ LT2A/Valar.012
Banlim class-plural   ✧ LT2A/Valar.015
Banlim class-plural   ✧ PE13/103.1502
Banin plural   ✧ GL/18.1101; GL/21.6601; GL/32.2902; LT1A/Valar.054
Banin plural   ✧ LT2A/Valar.007
Banion plural   ✧ LT2A/Valar.010
Vanion soft-mutation genitive plural b-mutation “of ... Valar” ✧ GL/44.0904

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ᴱ√VANA > Ban- [βan] > [ban] ✧ QL/099.8007