Ilk. Balthor pn. “Vala-king”
A title in The Etymologies translated “Vala-king”, a combination of the root ᴹ√BAL and Ilk. tôr “king”, also attested in its plural form Balthorin (Ety/BAL). It is an example of how voiceless stops became spirants after liquids l and r.
References ✧ Ety/BAL
|tôr||“king”||✧ Ety/BAL (tōrin)|
|ᴹ✶bal’tār- > Balthor||[baltār] > [baltōr] > [balθōr] > [balθor]||✧ Ety/BAL|