S. Bór m. “*Faithful”

S. Bór, m. “*Faithful”

Leader of a tribe of Easterlings in Beleriand who were faithful to the Elves and Edain (S/157). His name is simply (N.) bôr “trusty man” used as a name (Ety/BOR). As this name was Sindarin, it was probably not his true name.

Conceptual Development: The name N. Bór first appeared in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, first written as Bor (LR/147, 291). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, it appeared as a derivative of the root ᴹ√BOR along side N. bôr “steadfast; trusty man, faithful vassal” (Ety/BOR), which is the source of the derivation given above.

References ✧ PMI; SI; WJI

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N. bôr “steadfast; trusty man, faithful vassal”

N. Bór m. “Faithful”

See S. Bór for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/BOR; LR/147, 291; LRI/Bor; RSI/Bor; SMI/Bor

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bôr “steadfast; trusty man, faithful vassal” ✧ Ety/BOR (bór)