Findobar

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Findobar
Gnome
Biographical Information
Other namesFindabar
LanguagePresumably Noldorin
Birth Valinor
Family
ParentageFingon
Physical Description
GenderMale

Findobar was the son of Fingon according to the early version of the legendarium from a genealogical table created by Tolkien in the early 1930s.[1]

The table has not been published but Christopher Tolkien mentioned the name in his comments on the genealogies of the Quenta Noldorinwa period in the Appendix to The Lost Road and Other Writings.[2]

In the later versions of The Silmarillion the character of Findobar was discarded from ‘the legendarium.

Etymology

Findobar was a Noldorin name appearing as a compound of Phinde ("skill"), Bar ("home; earth"), and Phin ("nimbleness, skill").[3]

Genealogy

Fingon
FINDOBAR

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: I. The Genealogies", p. 451
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Appendix: I. The Genealogies", p. 403
  3. Paul Strack, "N. Findobar m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 26 August 2022)