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'''Bór''' was a leader of a people of [[Easterlings]] or ''Swarthy Men'' during the [[First Age]].
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'''Bór''' (died [[First Age]] 472) was a leader of a tribe of [[Easterlings]] or "Swarthy Men" during the [[First Age]].
  
Bór's people came into [[Beleriand]] after the [[Dagor Bragollach]]. He and his sons [[Borlad]], [[Borlach]] and [[Borthand]] followed [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]]. They fell in the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] fighting the forces of the traitor [[Ulfang]] and his sons.
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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 [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]] ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears"), fighting the forces of the traitor [[Ulfang]] and his sons.
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== Etymology ==
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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 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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Bór (died First Age 472) was a leader of a tribe of Easterlings or "Swarthy Men" 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 Nirnaeth Arnoediad ("Battle of Unnumbered Tears"), fighting the forces of the traitor Ulfang and his sons.

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 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.