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Revision as of 19:45, 28 November 2007

Template:Royalty infobox Arvegil (T.A. 1553 - 1743, died aged 190) was the eleventh king of Arthedain, succeeding his father, Argeleb II, upon his death in 1670.

During his father's reign, Arvegil saw events that would shape the history of Middle-earth, including the foundation of the Shire. He was eighty-three years old (no great age for one of the Dúnedain) when the Great Plague came out of the south and ravaged Eriador, but the seat of the Kings at Fornost in the north was little affected.

Arvegil lived for one hundred and ninety years, longer than any of his descendants until Aragorn, as is noted in the Appendices to The Lord of the Rings. By the standards of his own ancestors, though, this was an early death. Of all the northern Kings before Arvegil - excepting those slain in battle - only two had lived less than two hundred years: his father Argeleb II and his grandfather Araphor.

Arvegil ruled Arthedain for seventy-three years, and was succeeded by his son, who ruled as Arveleg II, upon his death in 1743.

Genealogy

  Isildur
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 Argeleb II
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  ARVEGIL
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 Arveleg II
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   Araval

Etymology

There are two suggested etymologies for Arvegil's name:

  1. Sindarin for "Royal Sword" from ara- meaning "royal, king", and megil (becoming lenited to vegil) meaning "sword". See also: Etymology of Malvegil's name.
  2. Sindarin for "Royal Star" from ara- meaning "royal, king", and gil meaning "star".

Titles

Preceded by:
Argeleb II
11th King of Arthedain
III 1670 - 1743
Followed by:
Arveleg II