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Amroth

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The name Amroth refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Amroth (disambiguation).
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Amroth
Sinda
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Lórien
LanguageSindarin and Silvan
RuleS.A. 3434 - T.A. 1981 (1988 years)
DeathT.A. 1981
Bay of Belfalas
Family
ParentageAmdír
SpouseNimrodel (betrothed)
Physical Description
GenderMale

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.

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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.

The name Amroth is originally from a Silvan Elvish dialect.[1]

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F