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Amroth

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''Of old he was an Elven-king,''
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''  A lord of tree and glen,''
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''When golden were the boughs in spring''
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''  In fair [[Lothlórien]].''
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&mdash; Legolas' Song of Nimrodel,
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[[The Fellowship of the Ring]], [[Lothlórien (chapter)|Lothlórien]]
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'''Amroth''' was the name of an [[Elf]] of [[Lórien in Middle-earth|Lórien]].
 
'''Amroth''' was the name of an [[Elf]] of [[Lórien in Middle-earth|Lórien]].
  
Amroth, son of [[Amdír]], was a [[Sindarin]] Lord of Lórien. He probably succeeded his father after he fell in the War of the [[Last Alliance of Elves and Men]]. Amroth wanted to leave Lórien as he tired of [[Middle-earth]], and journeyed south to [[Edhellond]], an old Elf-haven of his people, together with [[Nimrodel (Elf-maid)|Nimrodel]], his beloved.
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Amroth, son of [[Amdír]], was a [[Sindarin]] Lord of Lórien. He most likely succeeded his father after he fell in the War of the [[Last Alliance of Elves and Men]]. Amroth wanted to leave Lórien as he tired of [[Middle-earth]], and journeyed south to [[Edhellond]], an old Elf-haven of his people, together with [[Nimrodel (Elf-maid)|Nimrodel]], his beloved.
  
 
However, Nimrodel was lost in the [[White Mountains]], and Amroth long delayed his departure to [[Valinor]]. As he finally set sail, he thought he saw Nimrodel on the quays, and he jumped overboard to swim back to her. He drowned in the [[Bay of Belfalas]] and never returned home.
 
However, Nimrodel was lost in the [[White Mountains]], and Amroth long delayed his departure to [[Valinor]]. As he finally set sail, he thought he saw Nimrodel on the quays, and he jumped overboard to swim back to her. He drowned in the [[Bay of Belfalas]] and never returned home.
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Amroth comes from [[roth]] meaning "foam".
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Amroth may translate to "up-climber" which makes sense as in some versions of the legendarium he was the inventor of the [[talan]] or [[flet]]. In [[Appendix F]] of [[The Lord of the Rings]] it is suggested that Amroth is originally from a [[Silvan]] dialect.
  
 
== Other Versions ==
 
== Other Versions ==

Revision as of 17:22, 7 October 2007

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Amroth
Sinda
Biographical Information
TitlesLord of Laurelindórenan, King of Lórien, Lord of Lórien
BirthUnknown, first mentioned in S.A. 730
DeathThird Age 1981?
Family
ParentageAmdír + ?
SpouseLoved Nimrodel
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorSilver?

Of old he was an Elven-king,
A lord of tree and glen,
When golden were the boughs in spring
In fair Lothlórien.
— Legolas' Song of Nimrodel,
The Fellowship of the Ring, Lothlórien

Amroth was the name of an Elf of Lórien.

Amroth, son of Amdír, was a Sindarin Lord of Lórien. He most likely succeeded his father after he fell in the War of the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Amroth wanted to leave Lórien as he tired of Middle-earth, and journeyed south to Edhellond, an old Elf-haven of his people, together with Nimrodel, his beloved.

However, Nimrodel was lost in the White Mountains, and Amroth long delayed his departure to Valinor. As he finally set sail, he thought he saw Nimrodel on the quays, and he jumped overboard to swim back to her. He drowned in the Bay of Belfalas and never returned home.

Dol Amroth in southern Gondor is named for him, as are several places in Lórien.

Etymology

Amroth may translate to "up-climber" which makes sense as in some versions of the legendarium he was the inventor of the talan or flet. In Appendix F of The Lord of the Rings it is suggested that Amroth is originally from a Silvan dialect.

Other Versions

In earlier versions of the legendarium, Amroth was briefly Galadriel and Celeborn's son, brother to Celebrían, but this idea was dropped.

See also