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'''Aerandir''' was one of the three mariners to accompany [[Eärendil]] on his voyage to [[Aman]].
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'''Aerandir''' was one of the three mariners (together with [[Erellont]] and [[Falathar]]) to accompany [[Eärendil]] on his voyage to [[Aman]].<ref>{{S|24}}</ref>
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] never specified the race of the three mariners: while it has been suggested that they were [[Men]],<ref>[http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/a/aerandir.html Aerandir] at [http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/default.asp Encyclopedia of Arda] (accessed 6 April 2011)</ref> others argue that they were [[Elves]].<ref>[http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=347256&page=73 War of the Silmarils] (game forum thread; accessed 6 April 2011)</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name is [[Sindarin]] for "Sea Wanderer" ([[aer]] + [[randir]]).
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''Aerandir'' is [[Sindarin]], meaning "Sea-wanderer" (''[[aer]]'' + ''[[randir]]'').<ref>{{S|Index}}</ref>
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The name for the character appearing in an early manuscript was ''Airandir'',<ref>{{LR|Quenta}}, p. 324</ref> a form later rejected by Tolkien.<ref>{{WJ|Last}}, p. 246</ref>
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Revision as of 01:18, 12 July 2011

Aerandir was one of the three mariners (together with Erellont and Falathar) to accompany Eärendil on his voyage to Aman.[1]

Tolkien never specified the race of the three mariners: while it has been suggested that they were Men,[2] others argue that they were Elves.[3]

Etymology

Aerandir is Sindarin, meaning "Sea-wanderer" (aer + randir).[4]

The name for the character appearing in an early manuscript was Airandir,[5] a form later rejected by Tolkien.[6]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  2. Aerandir at Encyclopedia of Arda (accessed 6 April 2011)
  3. War of the Silmarils (game forum thread; accessed 6 April 2011)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Two: Valinor and Middle-earth before The Lord of the Rings, VI. Quenta Silmarillion", p. 324
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: The Last Chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion", p. 246