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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[March 6]], [[1973]], is sent to Mrs. Catharine Findlay. It deals with [[Galadriel]]. Tolkien tells her the name means "Maiden crowned with gleaming hair" in [[Sindarin]], and that it was her [[epessë|secondary name]]. In her youth, she was of amazon disposition, and bound up her hair as a crown when taking part in athletic feats.  
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Tolkien writes Mrs. Catharine Findlay that the name ''[[Galadriel]]'' means "Maiden crowned with gleaming hair" in [[Sindarin]], and that it was her [[epessë|secondary name]]. In her youth, she was of amazon disposition, and bound up her hair as a crown when taking part in athletic feats.  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:32, 11 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 348
RecipientMrs. Catharine Findlay
Date6 March 1973
Subject(s)Galadriel

Letter 348 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien writes Mrs. Catharine Findlay that the name Galadriel means "Maiden crowned with gleaming hair" in Sindarin, and that it was her secondary name. In her youth, she was of amazon disposition, and bound up her hair as a crown when taking part in athletic feats.