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'''Randir''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning wanderer or pilgrim. It is derived from the [[Quenya]] root (RAN) found in [[ránë]] or [[ranya]]- "to stray" (see [[Etymologies]]).
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'''Randir''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning wanderer or pilgrim.  
 
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==Etymology==
[[Gandalf]] is also known under the name of [[Mithrandir]], which the text translates as "Grey Pilgrim". Mith- stands for "grey" as found in Mithlond ("The Grey Havens") or also in Mithril, and with randir therefore meaning "pilgrim" ("wanderer").
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It is derived from the [[root]] [[RAN]] and [[dîr]]. The [[Old Sindarin]] form must have been *''ranandîro''
 
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==Examples==
[[Aerandir]] "Sea Wanderer" is also a relevant name, which includes the element [[aer]] "sea".
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*[[Mithrandir]] "Grey pilgrim"
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*[[Aerandir]] "Sea Wanderer"
  
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==

Revision as of 11:05, 5 August 2010

Randir is a Sindarin word meaning wanderer or pilgrim.

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Etymology

It is derived from the root RAN and dîr. The Old Sindarin form must have been *ranandîro

Examples

Inspiration

J.R.R. Tolkien may have been inspired by the old, and now obsolete French verb randir, meaning "to walk very fast".

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