S. Mithrandir m. “Grey Pilgrim, Grey Wanderer”
Conceptual Development: When this name first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, it was already N. Mithrandir with the translations given above (TI/251).
References ✧ LotR/359, 670, 827, 1085; LotRI/Gandalf, Mithrandir; LRI; PE17/47, 60; PMI; RC/758; SA/mith, ran; SI; UT/242, 392, 397; UTI; VT42/13
|mith||“grey, light grey, pale grey”||✧ PE17/47; PE17/60; SA/mith|
|randir||“wanderer, wandering man, pilgrim”||✧ PE17/60; VT42/13 (randír)|
|√RAN||“wander, stray, meander, go on an uncertain course, go aside from a course (commanded or self-chosen); err”||✧ SA/ran; UT/242|