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Adrahil II

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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 father of Prince [[Imrahil]] of [[Dol Amroth]]. Adrahil was born in [[Third Age 2917]]. He was the son of Prince [[Angelimir]]. Adrahil became the twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth after his father's death in [[Third Age 2977]].
  
[[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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Adrahil had three children. The eldest was a daughter named [[Ivriniel]] born in [[Third Age 2947]]. His daughter [[Finduilas]], born in [[Third Age 2950]], married [[Denethor II]] and was the mother of [[Boromir]] and [[Faramir]]. Finduilas died young in [[Third Age 2987]]. Adrahil's only son and heir Imrahil was born in [[Third Age 2955]].
  
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 died in [[Third Age 3010]] and was succeeded by 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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==Etymology==
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Adrahil is apparently of the [[Adunaic]] language of [[Numenor]]. It contains a common element with [[Imrahil]]. The meaning is not known.
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==References==
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* [[The Lord of the Rings]], [[Appendix A]], "[[The Stewards]]," pg. 336
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* [[The History of Middle-earth]], [[The Peoples of Middle-earth]] "[[The Appendix on Languages]]" pg. 32
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* [[The History of Middle-earth]], [[The Peoples of Middle-earth]], "[[The Heirs of Elendil]]" pg. 220-23
  
 
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Revision as of 15:09, 5 September 2007

Adrahil II was the father of Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth. Adrahil was born in Third Age 2917. He was the son of Prince Angelimir. Adrahil became the twenty-first Prince of Dol Amroth after his father's death in Third Age 2977.

Adrahil had three children. The eldest was a daughter named Ivriniel born in Third Age 2947. His daughter Finduilas, born in Third Age 2950, married Denethor II and was the mother of Boromir and Faramir. Finduilas died young in Third Age 2987. Adrahil's only son and heir Imrahil was born in Third Age 2955.

Adrahil died in Third Age 3010 and was succeeded by Imrahil.

Etymology

Adrahil is apparently of the Adunaic language of Numenor. It contains a common element with Imrahil. The meaning is not known.

References