Q. Eärendur m. “Mariner, (lit.) *Servant of the Sea”
Several people had this name in Tolkien’s legendarium: (1) the second son of Tar-Amandil (UT/208, 210), (2) a lord of Andúnië and uncle of lady Inzilbêth (UT/223) and (3) the 10th and final king of the combined kingdom of Arnor (LotR/1038). The name was a compound of ëar “sea” and the suffix -(n)dur “-servant”. Tolkien translated the name as “Mariner” (Let/386), but a more exact translation might be “*Servant of the Sea”.
References ✧ Let/386; LotRI; PE17/152; PMI; SA/(n)dur; SI/Eärendur¹, Eärendur²; UT/210; UTI
|ëar||“sea, great sea”|
|-(n)dur||“ servant; to serve”||✧ PE17/152 (ndur); SA/(n)dur|
|eärendur||“(professional) mariner, (lit.) *servant of the sea”||✧ Let/386|