S. Dagor Bragollach pn. “Battle of Sudden Flame”

S. Dagor Bragollach, pn. “Battle of Sudden Flame”

Fourth great battle of the Wars of Beleriand, translated “Battle of Sudden Flame” (S/151), a combination of dagor “battle” and bragollach “sudden flame” (possibly = “wild fire”).

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this battle was first named N. Dagor Húr-Breged “Battle of Sudden Flame” (SM/317) or “Fire” (LR/132). This was revised to N. Dagor Vregedúr “Battle of Sudden Fire” (LR/280), a form that also appeared in The Etymologies where the second element was indicated to be the lenited form of N. bregedur “wild fire” (Ety/BERÉK). The name took on its final form in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (WJ/52, 124).

References ✧ LBI/Dagor Bragollach; LT1I/Dagor Bragollach; LT2I/Dagor Bragollach; MRI/Dagor Bragollach; S/151; SI/Battles of Beleriand, Dagor Bragollach; SMI/Dagor Bragollach, Dagor Hurbreged; UTI/Dagor Bragollach; WJ/52, 124; WJI/Dagor Bragollach

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Elements

dagor “battle” ✧ S/151
bragollach “sudden flame; ?wild fire” ✧ S/151

N. Dagor Vregedúr pn. “Battle of Sudden Fire”

Earlier name of S. Dagor Bragollach (LR/280), a combination of dagor “battle” and the lenited form of bregedur “wild fire” (Ety/BERÉK, UR).

See S. Dagor Bragollach for further discussion.

References ✧ Ety/BERÉK, UR; EtyAC/MERÉK; LR/147, 280; LRI/Dagor Vregedúr; PE22/34, 41; WJ/124; WJI/Dagor Bragollach

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Elements

dagor “battle”
bregedur “wild fire” soft-mutation ✧ Ety/BERÉK; Ety/UR (Vreged-úr); EtyAC/MERÉK (bregedúr)

N. Dagor Húr-Breged pn. “Battle of Sudden Fire”

Earliest name of S. Dagor Bragollach (SM/311, LR/132), a combination of dagor “battle”, ûr¹ “fire” and breged “sudden”, later replaced by Dagor Vregedúr (LR/147).

See S. Dagor Bragollach for further discussion.

References ✧ LR/132, 147; LRI/Dagor Húr-breged; SM/311, 317; SMI/Dagor Bragollach, Dagor Hurbreged; WJ/124; WJI/Dagor Bragollach

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