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'''Borthand''' was one of the sons of [[Bór]], and apparently the youngest, who entered [[Beleriand]] late in the [[First Age]]. 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.
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'''Borthand''' was one of the sons of [[Bór]]
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== History ==
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After following his father into [[Beleriand]], Borthand entered the service of [[Maedhros]] and [[Maglor]].<ref>{{S|18}}</ref> He fought in the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]], and was faithful to the [[Noldor]], taking a part in the slaying of [[Ulfang]]'s sons before he was himself slain.<ref>{{S|20}}</ref>
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== Etymology ==
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An early version of the name, ''Borthandos'', was said to come from a word ''borth-'', unlike his father's and brothers' names, which come from ''BOR-'', "loyal". The meaning of ''borth-'' is nowhere mentioned.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, root BOR-</ref>
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Borthand
Man
Biographical Information
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 472
Physical Description
GenderMale

Borthand was one of the sons of Bór

History

After following his father into Beleriand, Borthand entered the service of Maedhros and Maglor.[1] He fought in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and was faithful to the Noldor, taking a part in the slaying of Ulfang's sons before he was himself slain.[2]

Etymology

An early version of the name, Borthandos, was said to come from a word borth-, unlike his father's and brothers' names, which come from BOR-, "loyal". The meaning of borth- is nowhere mentioned.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", root BOR-