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Findegil

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Findegil
Gondorian
Biographical Information
PositionKing's Writer
DeathEarly Fourth Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Findegil was the King's Writer of Gondor in the Fourth Age.

History

In Fo.A. 172, King Elessar ordered Findegil to write a copy of the Red Book of Westmarch.[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"