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Randir is a Sindarin word meaning wanderer or pilgrim. It is derived from the Quenya root (RAN) found in ránë or ranya- "to stray" (see Etymologies).

Its meaning can be directly derived from the original text of The Lord of the Rings where the character of Gandalf is also known under the name of Mithrandir, which the text translates as "Grey Pilgrim". In this name the term Mith- stands for "grey" as found in Mithlond ("The Grey Havens") or also in Mithril, and with randir therefore meaning "pilgrim" ("wanderer").


J.R.R. Tolkien may have been inspired by the old, and now obsolete French verb randir, meaning "to walk very fast".