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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==
In ''[[The Etymologies]]'' Boromir is said to have been a [[Noldorin]] name, meaning "steady jewel" and having the [[Old Noldorin|old form]] ''[[Boronmíro]]''.
 
  
However in the [[Appendix F]] to ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' there is a mention of the names "remembered in the songs and histories of the First Age (as ''[[Beren]], [[Húrin]]'')", but [[Boromir]] is not one of them; instead it is mentioned to be one of the few mixed [[Gondor Sindarin|Gondorian names]], containing both [[Quenya]] and [[Sindarin]] elements.<ref>{{App|Men}}, footnote</ref>
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*''See [[Boromir#Etymology|Boromir: Etymology]]''
 
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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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The first bearer of the name ''Boromir'' in the early versions of the [[legendarium]] was the character later named [[Borlach]].<ref>{{LR|AB}}, p. 151 (note to Annal 263)</ref><ref>{{WJ|P1}}, p. 128 (note to §174), </ref>
 
The first bearer of the name ''Boromir'' in the early versions of the [[legendarium]] was the character later named [[Borlach]].<ref>{{LR|AB}}, p. 151 (note to Annal 263)</ref><ref>{{WJ|P1}}, p. 128 (note to §174), </ref>

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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

The first bearer of the name Boromir in the early versions of the legendarium was the character later named Borlach.[1][2]

References

  1. 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)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals", p. 128 (note to §174),
Preceded by:
Boron
4th Head of the House of Bëor Followed by:
none
Preceded by:
none
1st Lord of Ladros Followed by:
Bregor