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Dailir

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'''Dailir''' was the name of the arrow used by [[Beleg|Beleg Strongbow]] with his bow, [[Belthronding]].
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'''Dailir''' was the name of the arrow used by [[Beleg|Beleg Strongbow]] with his bow, [[Belthronding]]. After shooting this arrow Beleg always found it unharmed.  However, it was broken at last when Beleg fell upon it when he was carrying [[Túrin]].<ref>{{LB|1c}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name probably means *"shadow song". The first element could be [[Doriathrin]] ''[[dai]]'' (cf. [[Dairon]]) + [[lir]]
 
The name probably means *"shadow song". The first element could be [[Doriathrin]] ''[[dai]]'' (cf. [[Dairon]]) + [[lir]]

Revision as of 01:44, 15 November 2011

Dailir was the name of the arrow used by Beleg Strongbow with his bow, Belthronding. After shooting this arrow Beleg always found it unharmed. However, it was broken at last when Beleg fell upon it when he was carrying Túrin.[1]

Etymology

The name probably means *"shadow song". The first element could be Doriathrin dai (cf. Dairon) + lir

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lays of Beleriand, "I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin: II. Beleg"


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