S. Dagor-nuin-Giliath pn. “Battle-under-Stars”
Second great battle of the Wars of Beleriand, translated “Battle-under-Stars” (S/106), a combination of dagor “battle”, nu “under”, the plural in of the definite article i¹ and finally the class plural giliath of gil “star”.
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this battle was first named N. Dagor-os-Giliath (SM/268, LR/117), revised to N. Dagor nuin Giliath later in these drafts (LR/119, 145). This later form was also used in the Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (WJ/17).
It occasionally appeared as Dagor-nui-Ngiliath in both the 1930s and 1950s (LR/249, WJ/113), with the plural article elided and the class-plural undergoing nasal mutation to ngiliath. This second formation is probably more typical Sindarin.
References ✧ S/106; SA/gil; SI/Battles of Beleriand, Dagor-nuin-Giliath; SMI/Dagor-os-Giliath; WJ/17, 113; WJI
|i¹||“the”||plural||✧ S/106 (in)|
|gil||“star; (bright) spark, silver glint, twinkle of light”||nasal-mutation class-plural||✧ S/106 (Giliath); SA/gil|
N. Dagor nuin Giliath pn. “Battle-under-Stars”
References ✧ Ety/NU; LR/119, 145, 249; LRI/Dagor-os-Giliath
|no||“under”||✧ Ety/NU (nui)|
N. Dagor-os-Giliath pn. “Battle under Stars”
See S. Dagor-nuin-Giliath for further discussion.
References ✧ LR/117, 119, 145; LRI; SM/268; SMI