In one version of the tale of the last days of Númenor, he was the brother of Amandil and first love of Tar-Míriel (PM/159-160). His name may be a compound elen “star” and -tir “-gazer”, as in palantír “far-gazer”.
proper name. *Star-gazer
Word Gloss elen “star” tir- “to watch (over), guard, heed; to look (at), gaze, observe, to watch (over), guard, heed; to look (at), gaze, observe; [ᴱQ.] to keep, preserve”