Findegil was the King's scribe of Gondor in the early Fourth Age. In the year 172 of the Fourth Age, Findegil published a revised copy of The Thain's Book for the Thain of the Shire by orders of King Elessar. This edition focused mainly on Hobbits and their actions during the War of the Ring. It was given to the Thain in Tuckborough.
Names & Meanings
The name Findegil is of Sindarin origin. It may mean "skilled pen," derived from the element tegil, meaning "pen." The first element, fin, seems to mean "skill," but there is another similar Sindarin word, fîn, which means "hair".
The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring: "Prologue: Note on the Shire Records," pages 23-24
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