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'''Balan''' was the leader of the first [[Men]] to enter [[Beleriand]], and the first to speak with the [[Eldar]]. Balan and his followers were discovered by [[Finrod Felagund]], travelling in the eastern vales. When he set out again for his lands in the west, Balan entered his service, and remained his faithful vassal until his death. Thus he earned his much better known name, [[Bëor]], which was the word for 'vassal' in his own language. After that time, the leadership of his people was taken up by his elder son [[Baran]], through whom Balan was the ancestor of some of the greatest heroes of the [[Edain]].
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'''''balan''''' (pl. ''belain'') means "[[Valar|Vala]], divine power, divinity" in [[Noldorin|Exilic Noldorin]].<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 350</ref><ref>[http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/online/sindar/dict-sd-en-strict.html Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary] (accessed 11 February 2010)</ref> In ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', ''balrog'' is glossed as [[Sindarin]] "Demon of Might", indicating the contracted form ''bal-''.<ref>{{S|Index}}</ref>
  
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'''Balan''' was also the original name of [[Bëor]].<ref>{{S|17}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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*Root [[BAL]]<ref name=LR/>
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==Examples==
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*[[Balrog]]
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[[de:Beor der Alte#Beschreibung]]
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[[fr:encyclo:personnages:hommes:1a:peuple_de_beor:balan]]
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Revision as of 11:49, 9 November 2012

balan (pl. belain) means "Vala, divine power, divinity" in Exilic Noldorin.[1][2] In The Silmarillion, balrog is glossed as Sindarin "Demon of Might", indicating the contracted form bal-.[3]

Balan was also the original name of Bëor.[4]

Etymology

Examples

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 350
  2. Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary (accessed 11 February 2010)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"