S. Brandir m. “*Noble Man”
Conceptual Development: In the earliest Lost Tales, his name was given as G. Tamar (LT2/101). In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s his name changed to N. Brandir and remained so thereafter (SM/129). In The Etymologies, this name was given as a compound of N. brann “lofty, noble” and N. dîr “man”, which is the source of the derivation given above (Ety/BARÁD, DER).
References ✧ LT2I/Brandir, Tamar; SI; UTI; WJI/Brandir, Tamar
|brand¹||“towering; tall and massive”|
N. Brandir m. “*Noble-man”
References ✧ Ety/BARÁD, DER; LRI; SMI/Brandir, Tamar
|brann||“lofty, noble, fine; high”||✧ Ety/BARÁD|
|†dîr||“man, adult male; agental suffix”||✧ Ety/BARÁD (dīr); Ety/DER|