S. Brandir m. “*Noble Man”

S. Brandir, m. “*Noble Man”

6th and last chief of the House of Haleth, who became the rival of Túrin (S/216). His name is a combination of brand¹ “lofty, noble” and dîr¹ “man”, hence: “*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”
dîr¹ “man”

Element In

N. Brandir m. “*Noble-man”

See S. Brandir for discussion.

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

G. Tamar m.

References ✧ LT2I/Brandir, Tamar; SMI/Brandir, Tamar; WJI