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Borgil

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(Etymology: Aldebaran rises earlier in the evening than, and is twice as bright as, Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse is also a part of the constellation Orion, what Tolkien calls "Menelvagor".)
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'''Borgil''' was a bright red star in the constellation of [[Menelvagor]].<ref>{{FR|I3}}</ref>
 
'''Borgil''' was a bright red star in the constellation of [[Menelvagor]].<ref>{{FR|I3}}</ref>
 
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==Etymology==
Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[bôr]]'' "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and ''[[gil]]'' "star"). It is commonly identified as [[wikipedia:Betelgeuse|Betelgeuse]].
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Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[bôr]]'' "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and ''[[gil]]'' "star"). It is commonly identified as [[wikipedia:Aldebaran|Aldebaran]].
 
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Borgil was a bright red star in the constellation of Menelvagor.[1]

Etymology

Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in Sindarin (from bôr "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and gil "star"). It is commonly identified as Aldebaran.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
Middle-earth Cosmology
 Constellations  Anarríma · Durin's Crown · Menelmacar · Remmirath · Soronúmë · Telumendil · Valacirca · Wilwarin
Stars  Alcarinquë · Borgil · Carnil · Elemmírë · Helluin · Luinil · Lumbar · Morwinyon · Nénar · Star of Eärendil · Til 
The Airs  Aiwenórë · Fanyamar · Ilmen · Menel · Vaiya · Veil of Arda · Vista
Narsilion  Arien · Moon (Isil, Ithil, Rána) · Sun (Anar, Anor, Vása) · Tilion
See Also  Abyss · Arda · Circles of the World · · Timeless Halls · Two Lamps · Two Trees · Void