What's In A Name?

River Flow

1. River Flow

   
   
   

"Well met, Father."

 

"Well met... What is it they call you now? Ernil o thar ir anduil, isn't it?"

 

"A bit of a mouthful, I know."

 

"Mmm."

 

"The younger ones have begun to shorten it, however."

 

"Really? This is a new development."

 

"Aye."

 

"To...?"

 

"Thar-anduil."

 

"Thar-anduil. I like it."

 

"Do you?"

 

"Suits you, as they say. Thar-anduil."

 

"Still... it's a bit long, don't you think?"

 

"Long? Why, get them to shorten it. Thar-anduil... Tharn -- Thran -- Thranduil."

 

"Thranduil?"

 

"Aye."

 

"There's something a bit..."

 

"Wild?"

 

"Aye, that, and..."

 

"Kingly?"

 

"Father..."

 

"Fatherly?"

 

"...Perhaps. Someday."

 

"Good."

 

"Thranduil... well, I suppose."

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Notes:  The name "Thranduil" is hypothesized to come from the Sindarin thar ("beyond, across") + anduil ("long river" -- or an alternate form of the name Anduin):  thus, Thar-anduil --> Thranduil.  Ernil o thar ir anduil is my laughably bad Sindarin rendering of "prince from beyond the long river."  Oropher and Thranduil are said to have been among those Sindar who traveled east from Lindon (i.e. across the River Anduin) in the early Second Age.


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Author: Vana Tuivana

Status: Beta

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/12/05

Original Post: 12/12/05

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