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hador (word)

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The name Hador refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Hador (disambiguation).

hador or hadron is a Noldorin word meaning "thrower of spears or darts". The word could also appear as a personal name, Hador.[1]

Tolkien continued to use the name Hador in the writings of the legendarium after the evolution from Noldorin to Sindarin,[2] although it is unknown if he intended the Noldorin meaning to be retained.

In both David Salo's and Didier Willis's Neo-Sindarin wordlists, hador and hadron ("thrower") appear as valid Sindarin forms.[3][4]

[edit] Etymology


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 363
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", p. 234
  3. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 334
  4. Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at (accessed 20 July 2011)