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Borgil

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'''Borgil''' was a bright red star near the constellation of [[Menelvagor]].<ref>{{FR|I3}}</ref>
 
'''Borgil''' was a bright red star near the constellation of [[Menelvagor]].<ref>{{FR|I3}}</ref>
==Etymology==
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Borgil means "Steadfast Star" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[bôr]]'' "steadfast, trustworthy, faithful" and ''[[gil]]'' "star").{{fact}}
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==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
It is generally accepted{{fact}} that Borgil refers to the star [[wikipedia:Aldebaran|Aldebaran]].
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[[Tolkien fandom|Tolkien fans]] have suggested that Borgil might either refer to the star [[wikipedia:Betelgeuse|Betelgeuse]] or the star [[wikipedia:Aldebaran|Aldebaran]].<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://thainsbook.net/stars.html|articlename=Stars & Other Celestial Bodies|dated=|website=Thain|accessed=27 April 2013}}</ref>
 
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Revision as of 12:57, 27 April 2013

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

Inspiration

Tolkien fans have suggested that Borgil might either refer to the star Betelgeuse or the star Aldebaran.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  2. "Stars & Other Celestial Bodies" , Thain (accessed 27 April 2013)
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