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'''Bel''' is [[Sindarin]] for 'powers'
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'''Bel''' is a [[Pre-Númenórean]] word or element of unknown meaning. It is seen in the name ''[[Belfalas]]''.
  
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The scholars of [[Gondor]] could only speculate the original meaning of ''bel''; it's possible that it has the meaning of "shore" as does the second element ''[[falas]]''.
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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[[Category:Sindarin words]]
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Since the great bay between [[Haven of Umbar]] and [[Angrast]] (the Long Cape, beyond [[Lefnui]]) was called ''[[Côf]] ([[gwaeren]]) Bêl'' "(windy) Bay of Bêl" scholars also considered possible that ''Bêl'' was the name of the region later called [[Dor-en-Ernil]] before settled by the [[Dúnedain]].
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*[[Vinyar Tengwar 42]], [[The Rivers and Beacon-Hills of Gondor]]
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[[category:Mannish words]]

Revision as of 08:29, 19 November 2009

Bel is a Pre-Númenórean word or element of unknown meaning. It is seen in the name Belfalas.

The scholars of Gondor could only speculate the original meaning of bel; it's possible that it has the meaning of "shore" as does the second element falas.

Since the great bay between Haven of Umbar and Angrast (the Long Cape, beyond Lefnui) was called Côf (gwaeren) Bêl "(windy) Bay of Bêl" scholars also considered possible that Bêl was the name of the region later called Dor-en-Ernil before settled by the Dúnedain.

References