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S. bragollach n. “sudden flame” (Category: Flame)

⚠️S. bragollach, n. “sudden flame” (Category: Flame)
N. bregedur “wild fire”

An element in the name Dagor Bragollach “Battle of Sudden Flame” (S/151; WJ/52), a replacement for earlier N. Dagor Vregedúr “Battle of Sudden Fire”.

Neo-Sindarin: Elsewhere all the words for “sudden” began with breg-, such as in Bregalad “Quickbeam” (LotR/482), so despite its possible replacement, I prefer the earlier word N. bregedur “wild fire”. If bragollach is used, I’d revise it to *bregollach.

References ✧ S/151; SA/bragol, lhach



#bregol “quick, sudden” ✧ SA/bragol (bragol)
lach “(leaping) flame” ✧ SA/lhach (lhach)

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N. bregedur n. “wild fire” (Category: 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.

References ✧ Ety/BERÉK, UR; EtyAC/MERÉK




Vreged-úr soft-mutation; b-mutation “Sudden Fire” ✧ Ety/UR


breged “violence, suddenness” ✧ EtyAC/MERÉK (breged)
ûr¹ “fire” ✧ Ety/UR (úr)
ᴹ√BEREK “*sudden, fierce” ✧ Ety/BERÉK (BERÉK); Ety/UR (BERÉK)
ᴹ√UR¹ “be hot” ✧ Ety/BERÉK

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