Brandir (son of Arachon)

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Brandir
Adan
Biographical Information
BirthF.A. 409
Family
HouseHouse of Bëor
ParentageArachon and Bregil
SiblingsBeldis
Physical Description
GenderMale

Brandir was a man of the House of Bëor.

History[edit]

Brandir was the elder child of Arachon and Bregil. His younger sister Beldis married Handir of Brethil and their child, known as Brandir the Lame, was named after his uncle.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Brandir is said to be a compound of brand + dîr, meaning "Noble Man".[2]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boromir
338 - 432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bregor
359 - 448
 
Andreth
361 - 455
 
Beril
b. 365
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beren
b. 374
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arachon
unknown
 
Bregil
b. 386
 
Haldir
414 - 472
 
Hirwen
389
 
Bregolas
393 - 455
 
Gilwen
b. 397
 
 
 
Barahir
400 - 460
 
Emeldir
b. 406
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRANDIR
b. 409
 
Beldis
b. 411
 
Handir
441 - 495
 
Beleth
b. 417
 
Baragund
420 - 460
 
Belegund
422 - 460
 
 
 
Beren
432 - 503
 
Hiril
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandir the Lame
465 - 499
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", (i) House of Bëor, p. 231
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", pp. 351, 354 (entries for BARÁD and DER)