The son of Huor and cousin to Túrin Turambar, Tuor is renowned as the father of Eärendil the Mariner. In his youth, Tuor journeyed into Nevrast, and there spoke with the Vala Ulmo. Ulmo sent him as messenger to Turgon in Gondolin. Dwelling there, he wedded Turgon's daughter Idril, who gave birth to Eärendil. After the Fall of Gondolin, he dwelt with the Exiles at the Mouths of Sirion for a time, but feeling old age coming upon him, he built the great ship Eärrámë and sailed into the West with Idril.
The Etymologies suggest a derivation from túgore, meaning 'strong-haste'. (The History of Middle-earth Volume 5, The Lost Road and Other Writings III The Etymologies).
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