S. Iarwain Ben-adar m. “Oldest and Fatherless”

S. Iarwain Ben-adar, m. “Oldest and Fatherless”

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 pen¹ “without” and the noun adar “father” (PE17/34).

References ✧ LotR/265; LotRI/Bombadil, Iarwain Ben-adar; PE17/34, 144, 167




Iarwain “Old-young”
pen¹ “without, lacking, -less” soft-mutation ✧ PE17/34; PE17/34 (ben-); PE17/144; PE17/167 (ben)
adar “father”