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noun. Haldir

prop. n.

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noun. hidden hero

hal (from haltha- “screen”) + dîr (“man, adult male”)

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masculine name. Haldir

Silvan Elf of Lórien (LotR/343). The meaning of this name is unclear, but it might be a combination of [N.] hall “hidden” and dîr “man”.

Conceptual Development: This name is also shared by a man of the Edain from the First Age, Ed. Haldir, as well as a (rejected) son of Orodreth N. Haldir; the derivation above comes for that of the son of Orodreth (Ety/DER, SKAL¹). As applied to this Silvan Elf, this name first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s as N. Hathaldir, revised to Halldir and finally Haldir (TI/262).


hall“veiled, hidden, shadowed, shady”
dîr“man, man, [N.] adult male; agental suffix”
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Tolkien explained the name Haldir as Sindarin for "Hidden Hero", though this Haldir refers to the (later omitted) son of Orodreth.

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