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Borlad

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Borlad
Man
Biographical Information
BirthFirst Age
DeathF.A. 472
Physical Description
GenderMale
Borlad was one of the sons of Bór.

History

Borlad, like his father and brothers, entered Beleriand late in the First Age, and 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]

Other versions of the Legendarium

In early versions of the legendarium, he was called Borlas[3] (a name later used for Borlas of Pen-arduin).

Etymology

Early versions of the name were directly tied to the root BOR-, signifying loyalty. The meaning of the second element of the final name has not been explained. The earlier name Borlas contained glass, "joy".[4]

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 War of the Jewels
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", root BOR-