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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *Auziwandilaz, from *auzi (dawn) + *wandilaz (fluctuating, variable, wandering), perhaps via the intermediate forms *Ēarwendel or *Ēarwandel.


  • IPA(key): /ˈæ͜ɑː.ren.del/

Proper noun[edit]

Ēarendel m

  1. a male given name
  2. personification of the morning star
    • 2014, Mark Atheron, "Old English" in A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien ed. by Stuart D. Lee
      As a student in 1914 studying the famous Exeter Book anthology of Old English poems, Tolkien found the phrase Eala Earendel engla beorhtost ("Hail Morningstar brightest of angels") in the poem Christ I, from which he drew the name Eärendel and invented a whole mythology about a legendary mariner in his ship of the air sailing over the western seas and through the starry heavens, whose role it is to reconcile gods and men.