mith (“grey”) + ran (“wander, stray”) + dîr (“man, adult male”)
noun. grey wanderer
noun. 'Grey Pilgrim'
masculine name. Grey Pilgrim, Grey Wanderer
Conceptual Development: When this name first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, it was already N. Mithrandir with the translations given above (TI/251).
Word Gloss mith “grey, light grey, pale grey” randir “wanderer, wandering man, pilgrim”