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Balcmeg

Balcmeg
Orc
Biographical Information
AffiliationMorgoth
DeathF.A. 510
Killed by Tuor; Fall of Gondolin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Balcmeg was a great orc slain by Tuor during the fall of Gondolin.[1]

He only appears in Tolkien's early The Fall of Gondolin.

[edit] Etymology

Balcmeg is a Gnomish name meaning "heart of evil".[2] Its Qenya form was Malkamekte.[3]

[edit] See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin".
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Sí Qente Feanor and Other Elvish Writings", in Parma Eldalamberon XV (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 21
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Alphabet of Rúmil & Early Noldorin Fragments", in Parma Eldalamberon XIII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 105