Word of the Day: Galadriel – the Lady of Lothlórien, where she ruled with her husband Celeborn. She was one of the mightiest and fairest of the Elves surpassing them all in beauty, knowledge, and power. She bore Nenya (the Ring of Adamant) with the One Ring.
Galadriel Etymology and Formation
Her name is a Sindarin name meaning ‘maiden crowned with gleaming hair,’ or with bright radiance. It comes from the roots: galad (‘light, radiance’) and rî (‘crown’) and was an epessë (after name) given during her youth. It eventually became associated with trees by Tolkien.