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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]]).
 
'''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]]).
  
Its meaning can be directly derived from the original text of The Lord of the Rings where the character of [[Gandalf]] is also known under the name of [[Mithrandir]], which the text translates as "Grey Pilgrim". In this name the term 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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[[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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[[Aerandir]] "Sea Wanderer" is also a relevant name, which includes the element [[aer]] "sea".
  
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==

Revision as of 10:32, 6 January 2009

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).

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").

Aerandir "Sea Wanderer" is also a relevant name, which includes the element aer "sea".

Inspiration

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