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Othrondir

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Othrondir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
LocationGondor
LanguageWestron
Physical Description
GenderMale

Othrondir was a Gondorian man, who lived at the end of the first / beginning of the second century of the Fourth Age, probably in Emyn Arnen. He was an acquaintace of Borlas of Pen-arduin, whom he had mentioned about rumours concerning some restlesness in Gondor. He also told about "canker", evidently referring to secret followers of the "old Evil" that was rising again in the Fourth Age.[1] under the leadership of some Herumor.[2]

The name was Othrondor in the first manuscript (ms. A) of the story, changed to Othrondir in the following manuscripts (mss. B and C).[3]

[edit] Etymology

The Sindarin name Othrondir means "man of an underground stronghold" (othrond 'underground stronghold'[4] + dîr[5] 'man').

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow", p. 417.
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow", p. 414.
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The New Shadow", p. 421, fn. 16.
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", p. 414 (Ńote 26), from ost + rond.
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p 354 (entry DER).