Why Gandalf was called ‘Mithrandir’ in the The Lord of the Rings?
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Though (Mithrandir) had many names and titles, he took Mithrandir as his name in the Third Age.
The word “Mithrandir” is a Sindarin word meaning “Darkness of the Mirkwood”, but also connoting “one who brings news from afar”. It appears to correspond to Elvish words such as mornidor ‘dusk’, morinia ‘remembrances’, morithor ‘murky dark place’, and mórelsëa-gaur “…shadowy places where leaf falls… dimly seen on lands where Morgoth walked.”