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Boromir (Lord of Ladros)

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He was the father of [[Andreth]], [[Beril]] and [[Bregor]], who succeeded him.
 
He was the father of [[Andreth]], [[Beril]] and [[Bregor]], who succeeded him.
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==Etymology==
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In ''[[The Etymologies]]'' Boromir is said to have been a [[Noldorin]] name, meaning "steady jewel" and having the [[Old Noldorin|old form]] ''[[Boronmíro]]''.
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However in the [[Appendix F]] to ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''Boromir'' is mentioned outside the names "remembered in the songs and histories of the First Age (as ''[[Beren]], [[Húrin]]'')". Instead, Boromir is mentioned to be one of the few mixed [[Gondor Sindarin|Gondorian names]] of mixed forms, containing both [[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]] elements<ref>{{App|Men}}, footnote</ref>.
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The above could possibly suggest that [[Boromir]] son of [[Denethor]] was not named after Boromir of Ladros, but was rather envisioned to be a [[Third Age]] Gondorian name.
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Boromir (F.A. 338-F.A. 432) was a descendant of Bëor the Old and leader of the House of Bëor, who became the lord of Ladros in Dorthonion.

He was the father of Andreth, Beril and Bregor, who succeeded him.

Etymology

In The Etymologies Boromir is said to have been a Noldorin name, meaning "steady jewel" and having the old form Boronmíro.

However in the Appendix F to The Lord of the Rings, Boromir is mentioned outside the names "remembered in the songs and histories of the First Age (as Beren, Húrin)". Instead, Boromir is mentioned to be one of the few mixed Gondorian names of mixed forms, containing both Quenya and Sindarin elements[1].

The above could possibly suggest that Boromir son of Denethor was not named after Boromir of Ladros, but was rather envisioned to be a Third Age Gondorian name.


Preceded by:
Boron
4th Head of the House of Bëor Followed by:
none
Preceded by:
none
1st Lord of Ladros Followed by:
Bregor

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