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Findegil

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==History==
 
==History==
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>
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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>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Revision as of 17:46, 26 July 2012

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

History

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]

Etymology

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".

References

  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"