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Borthand

Borthand
Man
Biographical Information
LocationEast Beleriand
AffiliationUnion of Maedhros
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 472
Nirnaeth Arnoediad
Family
ParentageBór
SiblingsBorlad and Borlach
Physical Description
GenderMale

Borthand was one of the sons of Bór

[edit] 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]

[edit] 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]

[edit] 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-