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'''Bór''' (died [[First Age]] 472) was a leader of a tribe of [[Easterlings]] or "Swarthy Men" during the [[First Age]].
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'''Bór the Faithful''' (died {{FA|472}}) was a leader of a tribe of [[Easterlings]] during the [[First Age]].
  
Bór's people came into [[Beleriand]] after the [[Dagor Bragollach]] ("Battle of Sudden Flame"). He and his sons [[Borlad]], [[Borlach]], and [[Borthand]] swore alligence to [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]]. Bór fell in the [[Nírnaeth Arnoediad]] ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears"), fighting the forces of the traitor [[Ulfang]] and his sons.
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== History ==
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Bór's people came into [[Beleriand]] after the [[Dagor Bragollach]]. He and his sons [[Borlad]], [[Borlach]], and [[Borthand]] swore allegiance to [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]].<ref>{{S|18}}</ref>
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
Bór's name comes from the [[Sindarin]] word ''[[bôr]]'', meaning "faithful vassal". This sobriquet is very similar the name given to Balan, who is better known as [[Bëor|Bëor the Old]]. Balan was a vassal of King [[Finrod]], and the word ''bëor'' means "vassal" in Balan's native tongue of [[Taliska]]. Unlike Bëor, though, Bór's original name was never recorded.
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The name ''Bór'' is [[Noldorin]], given by the Elves because of his loyalty to them.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, root BOR-</ref>
  
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Bór the Faithful
Man
Biographical Information
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 472
Physical Description
GenderMale

Bór the Faithful (died F.A. 472) was a leader of a tribe of Easterlings during the First Age.

History

Bór's people came into Beleriand after the Dagor Bragollach. He and his sons Borlad, Borlach, and Borthand swore allegiance to Maedhros and Maglor.[1]

Etymology

The name Bór is Noldorin, given by the Elves because of his loyalty to them.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", root BOR-