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Borlach

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Borlach was one of the sons of Bór, who entered the service of Maedhros and Maglor, the eldest Sons of Fëanor. He fought in the Nírnaeth Arnoediad, and was faithful to the Noldor, taking a part in the slaying of Ulfang's sons before he was himself slain.[1]

Etymology

It has been suggested that Borlach means "Flaming Hand" in Sindarin;[2] cf. [?]bor + lach.

Other versions of the Legendarium

In the Later Annals of Beleriand and the Grey Annals, the name of the character was Boromir,[3][4] a name later used for Boromir of Ladros.[5][6] The Boromir referred to in the Etymologies (cf. Boromir of Ladros: Etymology) is thus Borlach.[7][8]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. Ruth S. Noel, The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin (Chapter 15)", p. 134 ([Annal] 263)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals", pp. 61 (§174), 64 ("Conclusion of annal 463 in Version II"), 128 (note to §174),
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, III. The Later Annals of Beleriand", p. 151 (note to Annal 263)
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin (Chapter 15)", p. 240
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Index", p. 420 (compare references for "Boromir (1)" and "Boromir (2)")
  8. Beregond, Anders Stenström, Message 16358 (July 20, 2002) at Elfling (mailing list)