Thread: Lindir of Imladis
I agree that Lindir as a bard would have been nice. Maybe he's a bard with other duties, although granted if you don't illustrate this in the films then the non-Elvish speaking public will have no real reason to think so.
I agree Lindir likely means "Song/chant-man" which in turn could mean he is a person associated with music in some way. Especially given that Lindir comments on Bilbo's song I would say it's a good guess, given the Lindar or "Singers" for example.
Lin(d)- also has water associations (noting Linaewen for instance), considering the connection with music to the melodious sound of running water.