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A rare shortened form of the name [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], taken by the twentieth King of [[Númenor]]. This name was seen as an act of rebellion against the [[Elves]] and the [[Valar]], because the [[Kings of Númenor]] had traditionally taken their names from the [[High-elven]] tongue, whereas Adûnakhôr came from their native [[Adûnaic]] language. In fact, the name Adûnakhôr was a double challenge to the old traditions, because its meaning, 'Lord of the West' was traditionally a title reserved for one of the [[Valar]].
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'''Adûnakhôr''' was a rare shortened form of the name [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], taken by the twentieth King of [[Númenor]].<ref>{{S|Akallabeth}}</ref> This name was seen as an act of rebellion against the [[Elves]] and the [[Valar]], because the [[Kings of Númenor]] had traditionally taken their names from the [[Quenya|High-elven]] tongue, whereas Adûnakhôr came from their native [[Adûnaic]] language. In fact, the name Adûnakhôr was a double challenge to the old traditions, because its meaning, "Lord of the West" was traditionally a title reserved for one of the [[Valar]].<ref>{{UT|Kings}}, XX ''Ar-Adûnakhôr (Tar-Herunúmen)''</ref>
  
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Latest revision as of 06:01, 17 August 2012

Adûnakhôr was a rare shortened form of the name Ar-Adûnakhôr, taken by the twentieth King of Númenor.[1] This name was seen as an act of rebellion against the Elves and the Valar, because the Kings of Númenor had traditionally taken their names from the High-elven tongue, whereas Adûnakhôr came from their native Adûnaic language. In fact, the name Adûnakhôr was a double challenge to the old traditions, because its meaning, "Lord of the West" was traditionally a title reserved for one of the Valar.[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", XX Ar-Adûnakhôr (Tar-Herunúmen)