Fuller title of Tom Bombadil, loosely translated “oldest and fatherless” (LotR/265). This first word is the name Iarwain, and the second is a combination of the lenited form of the prefix pen “without” and the noun adar “father” (PE17/34).
masculine name. Oldest and Fatherless
Word Gloss Iarwain “Old-young” pen “without, lacking, -less” adar “father”
- pen-adar ✧ PE17/034; PE17/144
- ben-adar ✧ PE17/034; PE17/167