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

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

[edit] 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]

[edit] 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".

[edit] Genealogy

Arathorn I
Arathorn II

[edit] 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"
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2757 Died: T.A. 2812
Preceded by:
Arathorn I
36th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2848 - T.A. 2912
Followed by:
13th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2848 - T.A. 2912