noun. grey wanderer
noun. 'Grey Pilgrim'
masculine name. Grey Pilgrim, Grey Wanderer
Sindarin name of Gandalf, translated “Grey Pilgrim” (LotR/670) or “Grey Wanderer” (LotR/827). This name is a combination of mith “grey” and randir “wanderer, pilgrim” (SA/mith, PE17/60, VT42/13).
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”
mith (“grey”) + ran (“wander, stray”) + dîr (“man, adult male”)