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Slain I 472
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One of the three sons of Bór
Settlements
As followers of Maedhros and Maglor, Borlach and his family would have settled at Himring or in the lands eastward
Pronunciation
bo'rlach (ch as in German Bach)
Meaning
Uncertain1

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Borlach

One of the three sons of Bór

Bór
Borlad
Borlach
Borthand

One of the sons of Bór, who entered the service of Maedhros and Maglor, the eldest Sons of Fëanor. He fought in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and was faithful to the Noldor, taking a part in the slaying of Ulfang's sons before he was himself slain.


Notes

1

We know that the Bor- in Borlach's name comes from an Elvish word meaning 'faithful' (because he and his brothers remained faithful to the Elves when the sons of Ulfang turned against them). The brothers' names are addressed in The Etymologies in volume 5 of The History of Middle-earth, but unfortunately the name Borlach appears there in an earlier form Borlas, so we cannot be so confident about the name's second element. It is, however, very likely derived from the word lach meaning 'flame' or 'fire'.

See also...

Borthand

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