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In {{FoA|172}}, King [[Aragorn|Elessar]] ordered Findegil to write a copy of the  [[Thain's Book]] for the [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]].<ref>{{FR|Records}}</ref>
In {{FoA|172}}, Findegil wrote a copy of the  [[Thain's Book]] for the [[Thain]] of the [[Shire]], probably at the request of [[Peregrin Took]]'s great-grandson.<ref>{{FR|Records}}</ref>

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Biographical Information
PositionKing's Writer
BirthEarly Fourth Age
Physical Description
Findegil was the King's Writer of Gondor in the Fourth Age.


In Fo.A. 172, Findegil wrote a copy of the Thain's Book for the Thain of the Shire, probably at the request of Peregrin Took's great-grandson.[1]


Findegil is Sindarin and possibly means "skilled pen" and contains tegil "pen"

The first element of the name seems to be *fin- "skill" (root PHIN-; cf. Old Noldorin finde[2]). There is also a word fîn "hair".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"