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'''Amdír''' ([[Sindarin|S]]. "hope") was a [[Sindarin]] [[Elves|Elf]] of [[Doriath]]. He went east into [[Eriador]] after the [[War of Wrath]]. He took over the realm of [[Lórinand]] from [[Silvan Elves]] who had had no lords before, near where [[Oropher]] established a realm among the Silvan Elves of [[Mirkwood]]. Amdír was the father of [[Amroth]].  
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'''Amdír''', also called '''Malagalad''',<ref name="AppB">{{HM|UT}}, "[[The History of Galadriel and Celeborn]]", "Appendix B: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves"</ref> was a [[Sindar|Sindarin]] [[Elves|Elf]] of [[Doriath]], who later became the King of [[Lothlórien|Lórien]].
  
Amdír was killed in the [[Battle of Dagorlad]], when he was cut from the main body of the [[Last Alliance]] and forced to the [[Dead Marshes]].
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==History==
 
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After the [[War of Wrath]], Amdír came from [[Beleriand]] with his son [[Amroth]], and established himself in [[Lórinand]], where he would soon lead the princeless [[Silvan Elves]].<ref name="AaN">{{HM|UT}}, "[[The History of Galadriel and Celeborn]]", "Amroth and Nimrodel"</ref> Peace lasted, until the [[Downfall of Númenor]] and the subsequent return of [[Sauron]] to [[Middle-earth]]. Though he answered the call of [[Gil-galad]], he did not serve under the [[High King of the Noldor]]. Instead, he joined forces with [[Oropher]], like him a [[Sindar|Sinda]], and joined the [[War of the Last Alliance]]. Ill-equipped and highly independent, Oropher and Amdír were driven back into the [[Dead Marshes]] and slain. [[Thranduil]], the son of [[Oropher]], returned home with less than a third of his original force.<ref name="AppB"/>
In one source, Amroth's father is inconsistently named as [[Malgalad]].
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==Etymology==
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The word ''Amdir'', without the long ''í'', is recorded as a word for "Hope", or "looking up", in [[Sindarin]].<ref>{{HM|MR}}, "[[Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth]]"</ref> The King of Lórien is called '''Malgalad''' in one text, detailing the fate of the Sindarin kings in the [[Battle of Dagorlad]]. [[Christopher Tolkien]] argues that, since they are contemporaries and both described as Kings that died in the Battle of Dagorlad, they are likely the same.<ref name="AppB"/> It is unclear however which form was abandoned. ''Malgalad'' likely means "Gold-shine", from ''[[malt]]'', "gold (the metal)"<ref>{{HM|LR}}, "[[The Etymologies]]", [[root]] [[SMAL]]</ref> and ''[[galad]]'', "light, radiance, glittering, reflection (from jewels, glass or polished metal, or water)"<ref>{{HM|PM}}, "[[The Shibboleth of Fëanor]]", "The Names of Finwë's Descendants"</ref> or "Golden-tree", from the outdated spelling of ''[[galadh]]''.<ref>{{HM|LR}}, "[[The Etymologies]]", [[root]] [[GAL]]</ref>
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This article is non-canon.
Amdír
Sinda
Biographical Information
Other namesMalgalad
TitlesLord of Lórinand
DeathS.A. 3434, Battle of Dagorlad
Family
ChildrenAmroth
Physical Description
GenderMale

Amdír, also called Malagalad,[1] was a Sindarin Elf of Doriath, who later became the King of Lórien.

History

After the War of Wrath, Amdír came from Beleriand with his son Amroth, and established himself in Lórinand, where he would soon lead the princeless Silvan Elves.[2] Peace lasted, until the Downfall of Númenor and the subsequent return of Sauron to Middle-earth. Though he answered the call of Gil-galad, he did not serve under the High King of the Noldor. Instead, he joined forces with Oropher, like him a Sinda, and joined the War of the Last Alliance. Ill-equipped and highly independent, Oropher and Amdír were driven back into the Dead Marshes and slain. Thranduil, the son of Oropher, returned home with less than a third of his original force.[1]

Etymology

The word Amdir, without the long í, is recorded as a word for "Hope", or "looking up", in Sindarin.[3] The King of Lórien is called Malgalad in one text, detailing the fate of the Sindarin kings in the Battle of Dagorlad. Christopher Tolkien argues that, since they are contemporaries and both described as Kings that died in the Battle of Dagorlad, they are likely the same.[1] It is unclear however which form was abandoned. Malgalad likely means "Gold-shine", from malt, "gold (the metal)"[4] and galad, "light, radiance, glittering, reflection (from jewels, glass or polished metal, or water)"[5] or "Golden-tree", from the outdated spelling of galadh.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Appendix B: The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Amroth and Nimrodel"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Etymologies", root SMAL
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The Names of Finwë's Descendants"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Etymologies", root GAL