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Borgil

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(Well, it's "commonly identified" as such or not.)
(Undo revision 229424 by Morgan (talk) Is "generally accepted" better? Most sites say Borgil/Aldebaran follows Remmirath/Pleides and precedes Menelvagor/Orion. I just researched this and agree.)
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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>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[bôr]]'' "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and ''[[gil]]'' "star").
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Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[bôr]]'' "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and ''[[gil]]'' "star"). It is generally accepted to be [[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 generally accepted to be 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