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Aravir

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Aravir
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionChieftain of the Dúnedain
BirthT.A. 2156
RuleT.A. 2247 - 2319
DeathT.A. 2319
Family
ParentageAranuir
ChildrenAragorn I
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aravir (T.A. 2156[1] - 2319,[2] died aged 163) was the fourth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, following his father, Aranuir, upon his death in 2247.

History

Aravir's rule was uneventful, except for the usual skirmishes with orcs. Aravir died in 2319, after having been Chieftain for seventy-two years, and was followed by his son Aragorn I.[2]

Etymology

Aravir's name is Sindarin, and although the etymology is uncertain, it probably means "Royal Jewel", coming from the prefix ara- meaning "king", and mir (becoming lenited to vir) meaning "jewel".

Genealogy

 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arvedui
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aranuir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARAVIR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II
 
 
 
 

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
Preceded by:
Aranuir
4th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2247 - T.A. 2319
Followed by:
Aragorn I