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beleg (word)

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beleg is a Sindarin word meaning "mighty",[1] or "great, large".[2] It is applied as a proper name to the character Beleg Cúthalion and Beleg (King of Arthedain).



  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry beleg
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 115