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Amlaith

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'''Amlaith''' ([[Sindarin]]) of [[Fornost]] was the eldest son of [[Eärendur]], the tenth King of [[Arnor]].
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'''Amlaith''' of [[Fornost]] was the eldest son of [[Eärendur]], the tenth King of [[Arnor]].
  
He was destined to become King of [[Arnor]] after his father's death in 861 T.A., but there were constant quarrels between [[Eärendur]]'s sons.
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He was destined to become King of [[Arnor]] after his father's death in [[Third Age]] 861, but there were constant quarrels between [[Eärendur]]'s sons.
  
 
A civil war erupted when [[Eärendur]] finally died. Amlaith, however, failed to overcome his two brothers and founded the kingdom of [[Arthedain]]. (His brothers founded the kingdoms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]]).
 
A civil war erupted when [[Eärendur]] finally died. Amlaith, however, failed to overcome his two brothers and founded the kingdom of [[Arthedain]]. (His brothers founded the kingdoms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]]).
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His reign in Arthedain was largely a peaceful one, although border disputes with the realms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]] never fully ceased. Under his rule the capital was formally removed from [[Annúminas]] to Fornost.
 
His reign in Arthedain was largely a peaceful one, although border disputes with the realms of [[Cardolan]] and [[Rhudaur]] never fully ceased. Under his rule the capital was formally removed from [[Annúminas]] to Fornost.
  
Unlike his forefathers, he did not take a name in [[Quenya]] the [[High Tongue]], but instead took a name in [[Sindarin]].
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Unlike his forefathers, he did not take a name in [[Quenya]] the "High Tongue", but instead took a name in [[Sindarin]].
  
He was succeeded at his death in 946 T.A. by his son [[Beleg of Arthedain|Beleg]].
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He was succeeded at his death in 946 by his son [[Beleg of Arthedain|Beleg]].
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== Etymology ==
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The name ''Amlaith'' is difficult to translate, but may mean "Uprising Laughter" in [[Sindarin]] (from ''[[am]]'' = "up, upwards" and ''[[lalaith]]'' = "laughter").
  
 
[[Category:Dúnedain of the North]]
 
[[Category:Dúnedain of the North]]
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[[Category:Rulers of Arnor]]

Revision as of 22:04, 15 July 2006

Amlaith of Fornost was the eldest son of Eärendur, the tenth King of Arnor.

He was destined to become King of Arnor after his father's death in Third Age 861, but there were constant quarrels between Eärendur's sons.

A civil war erupted when Eärendur finally died. Amlaith, however, failed to overcome his two brothers and founded the kingdom of Arthedain. (His brothers founded the kingdoms of Cardolan and Rhudaur).

His reign in Arthedain was largely a peaceful one, although border disputes with the realms of Cardolan and Rhudaur never fully ceased. Under his rule the capital was formally removed from Annúminas to Fornost.

Unlike his forefathers, he did not take a name in Quenya the "High Tongue", but instead took a name in Sindarin.

He was succeeded at his death in 946 by his son Beleg.

Etymology

The name Amlaith is difficult to translate, but may mean "Uprising Laughter" in Sindarin (from am = "up, upwards" and lalaith = "laughter").