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Argonui

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Argonui
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2757
RuleT.A. 2848 - 2912
DeathT.A. 2912 (aged 155)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArathorn I
ChildrenArador
Physical Description
GenderMale

Argonui (T.A. 2757[1] - 2912,[2] died aged 155) was the thirteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain.

History

Argonui succeeded his father, Arathorn I, in 2848.[2]

Towards the end of his rule, in 2911, the Fell Winter began with the Brandywine freezing over. This was a catalyst for White Wolves invading Eriador from the North.[3]

In the last year of his reign, great floods devastated Enedwaith and Minhiriath leaving Tharbad ruined and deserted.[3]

Argonui died in 2912, after having ruled for 64 years, and was followed by his, son Arador.[2]

Etymology

Argonui's name is Sindarin and meaning "Valourious King" coming from the prefix ar- meaning "royal, king", and conui (from caun meaning valour, and ui an adjectival ending) becoming lenited to gonui meaning "valour". Conui can also be considered to mean "commanding".

Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
Arathorn I
 
 
 
 
ARGONUI
 
 
 
 
Arador
 
 
 
 
Arathorn 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 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
Preceded by:
Arathorn I
13th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2848 - T.A. 2912
Followed by:
Arador