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)