S. Borlad m.

S. Borlad, m.

Son of Bór, an Easterling in Beleriand (S/157). The initial element of his name appears to be [N.] bôr “steadfast”, but the meaning of the second element is unclear. 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. Borlas (LR/134), which also appeared in The Etymologies as a combination of bôr “steadfast” and glass “joy” (Ety/BOR, GALÁS). It changed to Borlad in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (LR/134, WJ/240).

References ✧ PMI/Borlas; SI; WJI


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

N. Borlas m.

See S. Borlad for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/BOR, GALÁS; EtyAC/GALÁS; LRI; PMI; WJI/Borlad



bôr “steadfast; trusty man, faithful vassal” ✧ Ety/BOR (bór)
glass “joy, *happiness” ✧ Ety/BOR; Ety/GALÁS (glas); EtyAC/GALÁS (glass)