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'''Borgil''' was a bright red star in the constellation of [[Menelvagor]].<ref>{{FR|I3}}</ref>
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'''Borgil''' was a bright red star near the constellation of [[Menelvagor]].<ref>{{FR|I3}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[bôr]]'' "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and ''[[gil]]'' "star").{{fact}} It is generally accepted{{fact}} to be [[wikipedia:Aldebaran|Aldebaran]].
 
Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[bôr]]'' "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and ''[[gil]]'' "star").{{fact}} It is generally accepted{{fact}} to be [[wikipedia:Aldebaran|Aldebaran]].

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Borgil was a bright red star near the constellation of Menelvagor.[1]

Etymology

Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in Sindarin (from bôr "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and gil "star").[source?] It is generally accepted[source?] 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