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Hildor was one of the many names among the Elves for the race of Men, meaning "the Followers" or "the Aftercomers".[1][2]


Hildor is a Quenya word, and contains an influence from the root KHILI ("follow").[2] In the Etymologies appears the Quenya form hildi ("followers = mortal men"), derived from root KHIL-.[3]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the unattested singular form of plural Hildor should be Hildo.[4]

See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix A. Elvish names for Men", pp. 386-7
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 364
  4. Helge Kåre Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo" at Ardalambion (accessed 16 June 2011)