S. Beleriand loc. “Country of Balar”

S. Beleriand, loc. “Country of Balar”

The land in northwest Middle Earth where the Sindar dwelled, named after the island and bay of Balar (S/54). It ends with the archaic suffix †-ian(d) “land” (PE17/29, 37, 42), hence: “Country of Balar” (SI/Beleriand).

Conceptual Development: The first name for this region in Tolkien’s writings was ᴱN. Broceliand >> Broseliand, an indication that Tolkien was inspired by the legendary forest of Brocéliande in France (LB/160). He then considered a wild variety of possible names before settling on ᴱN. Beleriand (LB/157, 160). The name N. Beleriand appeared in Silmarillion drafts and The Etymologies from the 1930s, already with the derivation given above (LR/404, Ety/BAL).

References ✧ LotR/1115; LotRI; LT1I; LT2I; MR/200; MRI; PE17/29, 37, 42; PE21/78; PMI; SI; UTI; VT50/18; WJI/Balar, Beleriand

Glosses

Variations

Inflections

Velerian soft-mutation; b-mutation “*Beleriand” ✧ VT50/18
Veleriann soft-mutation; b-mutation “*Beleriand” ✧ VT50/18

Elements

Balar ✧ WJI/Balar
-ian(d) “-land” ✧ PE17/29; PE17/37 (†-iand(a)); PE17/42; PE17/42

Element In

Cognates


N. Beleriand loc.

See S. Beleriand for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/BAL; LR/180, 202, 404; LRI; PE22/34, 41; RSI; SDI2/Beleriand; SM/107; SMI; TII; WRI

Variations

Inflections

Veleriand soft-mutation; b-mutation ✧ LR/202

Elements

Balar ✧ Ety/BAL; LR/404
-ian(d) “-land”

Element In

Cognates


ᴱN. Beleriand loc.

See S. Beleriand for discussion.

References ✧ LB/157, 160; LBI/Arsiriand, Belaurien, Beleriand, Bladorinand, Broseliand, Geleriand, Golodh, Lassariand, Noldórinan, Ossiriand; SMI/Golodh

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ᴱN. Broseliand loc.

See S. Beleriand for discussion.

References ✧ LB/157, 160; LBI/Beleriand, Broceliande, Broseliand; SM/107; SMI/Beleriand, Broseliand

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