S. Borlach m. “?Steadfast-flame”
Son of Bór, an Easterling in Beleriand (S/157). His name is appears to be a combination of (N.) bôr “steadfast” and lach “flame” “flame” (as suggested by David Salo, GS/344). As this name was Sindarin, it was probably not his true name.
Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, this name first appeared as N. Boromir, changed to Borlach in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (LR/134, WJ/240).
References ✧ SI; WJI/Borlach, Boromir¹
|N. bôr||“steadfast; trusty man, faithful vassal”|
N. Boromir m.
Earlier name of Borlach (LR/134). In The Etymologies, it was given as a derivative of ON. Boronmīro (Ety/BOR). The medial [m] developed from [mm] < [n+m], which is why it did not become [v]. This is a distinct etymology of the later name of S. Boromir of Gondor, where the medial [m] was explained by the fact that it was a mixture of Sindarin and Quenya elements.
References ✧ Ety/BOR; LRI; WJI/Boromir¹
|ON. Boronmíro/Borommíro > Boromir||[boronmiro] > [borommiro] > [borommir] > [borommir] > [boromir]||✧ Ety/BOR|