S. Boldog m.

S. Boldog, m.

Name (or possibly a title) of an Orc (MR/418) glossed “Torment-slayer” (Ety/ÑGWAL). This name is a compound of (N.) baul “torment” and (N.) daug “warrior”.

Conceptual Development: The name G. Boldog first appeared in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s (PM/229). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, N. Boldog was glossed “Torment-slayer” and designated an Orc-captain (Ety/NDAK, ÑGWAL); these entries are the source of the derivation given above. The name appeared in some late notes from the 1950s, but not in the Silmarillion revisions from that period (MR/418, 423 note #5).

References ✧ MR/418; MRI

N. Boldog m. “Torment-slayer”

See S. Boldog for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/NDAK, ÑGWAL; SMI



baul “torment” ✧ Ety/ÑGWAL
daug “warrior, soldier (chiefly used of orcs)” ✧ Ety/NDAK
ᴹ√(N)DAK “slay” ✧ Ety/ÑGWAL (NDAK)

G. Boldog m.

Reference ✧ LBI/Boldog