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Boromir (Lord of Ladros)

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Boromir
Adan
Biographical Information
Titles1st Lord of Ladros
Position4th Head of the House of Bëor
BirthF.A. 338
RuleF.A. 408-432
DeathF.A. 432 (aged 94)
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBoron
SiblingsBelegor
ChildrenBregor, Andreth, Beril
Physical Description
GenderMale

Boromir (F.A. 338-432[1]) was first Lord of Ladros.

History

Boromir was the older son of Boron, and became head of the House of Bëor in F.A. 408.[1] In F.A. 410,[2] he was given the region of Ladros in Dorthonion by the Elves, since his House had long been loyal in their service.[3]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bëor the Old
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boron
 
 
 
Baranor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BOROMIR
 
Belegor
 
Bereg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bregor
 
Andreth
 
Beril
 
 
 
 


Etymology

In the Etymologies, the name Boromir is discussed under the root BOR. The name is said to be a Noldorin form derived from Old Noldorin Boronmíro, being originally an Elvish name borne by Gnomes in Valinor. The first element related to Old Noldorin boron ("steadfast, trusty man, faithful vassal").[4] The ending -mir, derived from root MIR (a root yielding derivatives meaning "jewel, precious thing, treasure"), related to Old Noldorin mîre.[5][6] According to the framework of the Etymologies, the name Boromir would thus likely mean "faithful jewel".[7][8] The Appendices to The Lord of the Rings give a slightly different etymology for the name of Boromir, son of Denethor, mentioning it as being Gondor Sindarin.[9] See Boromir: Etymology.

Other versions of the Legendarium

The first bearer of the name Boromir in the early versions of the legendarium was the character later named Borlach.[10][11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", (i) The House of Bëor
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", pp. 228-9
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", root BOR
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", root MIR
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 35
  7. Didier Willis, "Message 16203" dated 13 July 2014, Elfling mailing list (accessed 1 July 2014)
  8. Anders Stenström, "Message 16358" dated 20 July 2014, Elfling mailing list (accessed 1 July 2014)
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Men", footnote
  10. 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", note to Annal 263
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part One. The Grey Annals", note to §174
Boromir
House of Bëor
Born: F.A. 338 Died: F.A. 432
Preceded by:
Boron
4th Head of the House of Bëor
F.A. 408 - 432
Followed by:
Bregor
None
New position
1st Lord of Ladros
F.A. 410 - 432