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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'''''<ref name=PE>{{PE|17}}</ref> (or '''''randír'''''<ref name=VT>{{VT|42a}}, p. 13</ref>) is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "wandering man, pilgrim"<ref name=PE/> or "wanderer"<ref name=VT/>.
  
[[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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==Etymology==
  
[[Aerandir]] "Sea Wanderer" is also a relevant name, which includes the element [[aer]] "sea".
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In the manuscript "[[Parma Eldalamberon 17|Word, Phrases and Passages]]", Sindarin ''randir'' consists of a derivative of the root [[RAN|RĂNĂ]] ("wander") + ''[[ndir]]'' ("man").<ref name=PE/>
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In the manuscript "[[The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor]]", Sindarin ''randír'' derives from the [[Sundocarme|root]] [[RAN]].<ref name=VT/>
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==Examples==
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*''[[Gandalf|Mith'''randir''']]''
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*''[[Aerandir|Ae'''randir''']]''
  
 
==Inspiration==
 
==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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[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] may have been inspired by the old, and now obsolete French verb ''[[Wiktionary:randir|randir]]'', meaning "to walk very fast".
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==See also==
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*[[Noldorin]]: ''[[rhandir]]'' ("wanderer, pilgrim")
  
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Latest revision as of 20:46, 19 October 2012

randir[1] (or randír[2]) is a Sindarin word meaning "wandering man, pilgrim"[1] or "wanderer"[2].

[edit] Etymology

In the manuscript "Word, Phrases and Passages", Sindarin randir consists of a derivative of the root RĂNĂ ("wander") + ndir ("man").[1]

In the manuscript "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor", Sindarin randír derives from the root RAN.[2]

[edit] Examples

[edit] Inspiration

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

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 13