S. Barahir m. “*Fiery-lord”

S. Barahir, m. “*Fiery-lord”

Father of Beren (S/148). His name may be a combination of [N.] bara “fiery” and hîr “lord” (SA/hîr).

Conceptual Development: In his earliest appearance, the father of Beren was named was G. Egnor (LT2/11). In the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s, his name was changed to ᴱN. Barahir (LB/153), and this remained his name thereafter. In The Etymologies from the 1930s, Tolkien designated Barahir as Noldorin with the etymology given above (Ety/BARAS, KHER).

In later writings, the language of this name is unclear. It is often assumed (as it is here) that later forms of the name are Sindarin with the same (or similar) derivations as that given in The Etymologies. However, it may be that the later form of the name was Beorian, like other ambiguous names such as Baragund.

References ✧ LotRI/Barahir, Ring of Barahir; MR/373; MRI; PMI; SA/heru; SI; UTI; WJI


N. bara “fiery, eager”
hîr “lord, master” ✧ SA/heru

Element In

N. Barahir m.

See S. Barahir for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/BARAS, KHER; LRI; LT2/43; LT2I; RSI; SMI; TII; WRI



bara “fiery, eager” ✧ Ety/BARAS
hîr “master, lord” ✧ Ety/KHER
ᴹ√KHER “rule, govern, possess” ✧ Ety/BARAS
ᴹ√BARAS “*heat” ✧ Ety/KHER (BARÁS)

ᴱN. Barahir m.

References ✧ LB/153; LBI/Barahir, Egnor

G. Egnor m.

In the Lost Tales, this was the name of the father of Beren (LT2/11). In later writings, his name was changed to N, S. Barahir (LB/153, S/105). The name N. Egnor was later reused for the youngest son of S. Finarfin (who was at the time called N. Finrod) before that name was changed to its final form, S. Aegnor.

References ✧ LBI; LT1I; LT2/43; LT2I/Barahir, Egnor