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See also Angamaitë (epessë) for the Quenya epessë of Angrod

Angamaitë (Q: "Iron-handed", pron. [ˌaŋɡaˈma͡ɪte]) was one of the great-grandsons of Castamir the Usurper. With Sangahyando, another descendant of Castamir, Angamaitë followed in the footsteps of his treacherous ancestor. He led the Corsairs of Umbar on a devastating raid against the Gondorian port of Pelargir, where they succeeded in ravaging the city and slaying Minardil, the King of Gondor himself.[1]


Sons of Castamir


Angamaitë is a Quenya name meaning "iron-handed",[2] from anga meaning "iron", and maitë meaning "hand".

In the first edition of The Lord of the Rings the name was misprinted as Angomaitë.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", Minardil, p. 199
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 116