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When King [[Ondoher]] led his army to face the [[Wainriders]] who threatened [[Gondor]], he commanded the army's centre with his son and heir [[Artamir]]. The soldiers of the right wing were under the command of the King's nephew [[Minohtar]], while the left wing were under the captaincy of the Adrahil of [[Dol Amroth]].  
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}}'''Adrahil II''' was the twenty-first [[Princes of Dol Amroth|Prince of Dol Amroth]], the father of [[Imrahil]].
  
[[Ondoher]]'s enterprise came to a devastating end: he was surprised by the [[Wainriders]], and his forces were overwhelmed. Adrahil's soldiers, however, were shielded from the attack and survived it. [[Ondoher]] and [[Artamir]] had both been killed, and [[Minohtar]] took charge, sending Adrahil south into Ithilien to form a defensive line from [[Cair Andros]] to the [[Ephel Dúath]].  
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==History==
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Adrahil was the son of [[Angelimir]]. He became the twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth after his father's death in {{TA|2977}}.
  
Adrahil's story was never completed, so his fate is uncertain. We know that the [[Wainriders]] eventually broke through [[Minohtar]]'s more northerly defence, but whether they penetrated to Adrahil's position is unknown. If he survived the initial [[Wainriders|Wainrider]] assault, it seems likely that Adrahil would have joined with [[Eärnil]] in his counter-attack, seeing the ultimate defeat of the Wainriders at the [[Battle of the Camp]].  
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Adrahil had three children. The eldest was a daughter, [[Ivriniel]]. His second daughter, [[Finduilas (wife of Denethor)|Finduilas]], married [[Denethor|Denethor II]] and was the mother of [[Boromir]] and [[Faramir]]. Adrahil's only son and heir was Imrahil.
  
Adrahil's place in history is difficult to define: he seems to have been an ancestor of Prince [[Imrahil]] of [[Dol Amroth]] (especially since he shares his name with [[Imrahil]]'s father). If he belonged to this line, though, it seems strange that he lived more than a century before [[Galador]], who is specifically named as the first Prince of [[Dol Amroth]]. The dating is consistent with Adrahil being the father of [[Imrazôr]], and hence [[Galador]]'s grandfather, but the evidence on this point is slim.
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Adrahil died in {{TA|3010}} and was succeeded by Imrahil.<ref>{{PM|Elendil}}, ''The Line of Dol Amroth'', p. 221</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Adrahil presumably is an [[Adûnaic]] name of unknown meaning.  
  
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The second element ''-hil'' (also seen in the name ''[[Imrahil]]'') perhaps is related to the [[Westron]] ending ''-kil'' (cf. ''[[banakil]], [[Tarkil]]'') meaning "man", ultimately related to [[Elvish]] "follower".<ref>[[Carl F. Hostetter]], [[Patrick Wynne]], "An Adunaic Dictionary", published in ''[[Vinyar Tengwar 25]]'' (September [[1992]])</ref>
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Revision as of 12:39, 4 November 2012

This article is about the father of Imrahil. For the Prince of Dor-en-Ernil, see Adrahil I.
Adrahil II
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesPrince of Dol Amroth
BirthT.A. 2917
RuleT.A. 2977 - 3010 (33 years)
DeathT.A. 3010 (aged 93)
Family
HouseHouse of Dol Amroth
ParentageAngelimir
ChildrenIvriniel, Finduilas and Imrahil
Physical Description
GenderMale
Adrahil II was the twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth, the father of Imrahil.

History

Adrahil was the son of Angelimir. He became the twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth after his father's death in T.A. 2977.

Adrahil had three children. The eldest was a daughter, Ivriniel. His second daughter, Finduilas, married Denethor II and was the mother of Boromir and Faramir. Adrahil's only son and heir was Imrahil.

Adrahil died in T.A. 3010 and was succeeded by Imrahil.[1]

Etymology

Adrahil presumably is an Adûnaic name of unknown meaning.

The second element -hil (also seen in the name Imrahil) perhaps is related to the Westron ending -kil (cf. banakil, Tarkil) meaning "man", ultimately related to Elvish "follower".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", The Line of Dol Amroth, p. 221
  2. Carl F. Hostetter, Patrick Wynne, "An Adunaic Dictionary", published in Vinyar Tengwar 25 (September 1992)
Adrahil II
House of Dol Amroth
Born: T.A. 2917 Died: T.A. 3010
Preceded by:
Angelimir
21st Prince of Dol Amroth
T.A. 2977 - 3010
Followed by:
Imrahil