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==History==
 
==History==
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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Findegil presumably served under the Kingship of [[Eldarion]]<ref>The year of Eldarion's death is not recorded, but he would have been at most 171 years old and reigned 52 years when Findegil appears in the records.</ref> in the [[Fourth Age]].
  
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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. This copy was the only one to include [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]]'s complete [[Translations from the Elvish]], which Bilbo had composed while at [[Rivendell]] during his 'retirement' there.
''Findegil'' is [[Sindarin]] and possibly means "skilled pen" and contains ''[[tegil]]'' "pen".{{fact}}
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The first element of the name seems to be ''*fin-'' "skill" ([[root]] [[PHIN]]-; cf. [[Old Noldorin]] ''[[finde]]''<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref>). There is also a word ''[[fîn]]'' "hair".
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Findegil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing's Writer
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
BirthEarly Fourth Age
Physical Description
GenderMale
Findegil was the King's Writer of Gondor in the Fourth Age.

[edit] History

Findegil presumably served under the Kingship of Eldarion[1] 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. This copy was the only one to include Bilbo's complete Translations from the Elvish, which Bilbo had composed while at Rivendell during his 'retirement' there. [2]

References

  1. The year of Eldarion's death is not recorded, but he would have been at most 171 years old and reigned 52 years when Findegil appears in the records.
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"