|Birth||Early Fourth Age |
was the King's Writer
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.
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). There is also a word fîn "hair".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Note on the Shire Records"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"