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Belegaer

Type: Seas, Oceans, Bays

Region: Other Arda

Meaning: Mighty sea

Other Names
the Sundering Seas
the Western Sea
the Great Water
the Great Sea

Location: The great sea between Aman and Middle-earth.

Description: See main entry under The Sea

Etymology

beleg 'mighty' in Beleg, Belegaer, Belegost, Laer Cú Beleg.

ëar 'sea' (Quenya) in Eärendil, Eärrámë, and many other names. The Sindarin word gaer (in Belegaer) is apparently derived from the same original stem.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Lyllyn 4Dec05
added quote: Elena Tiriel 5Dec05

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