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.
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)|