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Boromir (Lord of Ladros)

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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.


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 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 Gondorian names, 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.

The first bearer of the name Boromir in the early versions of the legendarium was the character later named Borlach.[2][3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Men", footnote
  2. 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)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals", p. 128 (note to §174),
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