Boromir (Lord of Ladros)

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Boromir
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"Boromir of Ladros and Beril" by Juliana Pinho
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Ladros
PositionHead of the House of Bëor
LocationLadros
BirthF.A. 338
RuleF.A. 408-432
DeathF.A. 432 (aged 94)
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageBoron
SiblingsBelegor
ChildrenBregor, Andreth, Beril
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Boromir

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

History[edit]

Boromir was the older son of Boron, and had three children: Bregor his eldest child and only son, Andreth his second child and elder daughter, and Beril his third child and younger daughter.

He became the fourth Chieftain of the House of Bëor in F.A. 408.[1] Since his House had long been loyal in service to the House of Finarfin, in F.A. 410,[2] he was given the region of Ladros in Dorthonion by the Noldorin Elf-lords Angrod and Aegnor, the younger sons of the Elven-king Finarfin.[3]

Etymology[edit]

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 is from Old Noldorin boron ("steadfast, trusty man, faithful vassal").[4] The ending -mir, derived from Old Noldorin mîre (root MIR, with derivatives meaning "jewel, precious thing, treasure")).[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 a mixed form of both Sindarin and Quenya.[9] See Boromir: Etymology.

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bëor
262 - 355
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baran
289 - 380
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boron
315 - 408
 
 
 
Baranor
b. 317
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BOROMIR
338 - 432
 
Belegor
b. 340
 
Bereg
b. 340
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bregor
359 - 448
 
Andreth
361 - 455
 
Beril
b. 365
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bregil
b. 386
 
Hirwen
389
 
Bregolas
393 - 455
 
Gilwen
b. 397
 
Barahir
400 - 460
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
432 - 503

Other versions of the legendarium[edit]

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, "Re: Boromir name being Quenya or Sindarin (162.03)" dated 13 July 2022, Elfling (accessed 1 July 2022)
  8. Anders Stenström, "Re: Boromir name being Quenya or Sindarin (163.58)" dated 20 July 2022, Elfling (accessed 1 July 2022)
  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
1st Lord of Ladros
F.A. 410 - 432