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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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]

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Inspiration[edit | edit source]

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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  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