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Barahir (Steward of Gondor)

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'''Barahir''' ([[Third Age]] 2290 – 2412, aged 122 years) was the son of [[Hador (Steward of Gondor)|Hador]], a famously long-lived man who ruled [[Gondor]] as its [[Ruling Steward|Steward]] for no less than one hundred and seventeen years. According to the best sources we have, Barahir was born in the twelfth year of his father's rule, meaning that he succeeded [[Hador (Steward of Gondor)|Hador]] at the age of one hundred and five. Given Barahir's great age, it is not surprising that his rule, and that of his son [[Dior (Steward of Gondor)|Dior]], were brief ones.
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'''Barahir''' ([[Third Age]] 2290<ref name="Elendil"/> – 2412,<ref name="South">{{App|South}}</ref> aged 122 years) was eighth [[Ruling Steward]] of [[Gondor]].
  
Barahir held the office of Steward during the waning years of the [[Watchful Peace]]. Both he and his son Dior, then, enjoyed rules free of troubles. Barahir's grandson was [[Denethor I|Denethor]], the son of his daughter Rían, who was a young noble of just twenty at the time Barahir became Steward. It was Denethor who was destined to rule Gondor at the time that war erupted on its borders, more than sixty years after Barahir's death.  
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He was named after the hero [[Barahir]] of the [[First Age]], who was the father of [[Beren]]. The [[Watchful Peace]] continued during his rule.<ref>{{App|TA}}</ref>
  
Barahir ruled as Steward for seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son [[Dior (Steward of Gondor)|Dior]].  
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''Barahir'' is a [[Sindarin]] word and consists of ''[[bara]]'' ("fiery; eager") + ''[[hîr]]'' ("master, lord").<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, pp. 351, 364</ref>
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Revision as of 12:40, 4 November 2012

The name Barahir refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Barahir (disambiguation).
Barahir
Gondorian
Biographical Information
TitlesRuling Steward
LocationGondor
BirthT.A. 2290
RuleT.A. 2395 - 2412 (17 years)
DeathT.A. 2412 (aged 122)
Family
HouseHouse of Húrin
ParentageHador
ChildrenDior and Rían[1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Barahir (Third Age 2290[1] – 2412,[2] aged 122 years) was eighth Ruling Steward of Gondor.

He was named after the hero Barahir of the First Age, who was the father of Beren. The Watchful Peace continued during his rule.[3]

Barahir ruled as Steward for seventeen years, and was succeeded by his son Dior.[2]

Etymology

Barahir is a Sindarin word and consists of bara ("fiery; eager") + hîr ("master, lord").[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 204
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Southern Line: Heirs of Anarion"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 351, 364
Barahir
House of Húrin
Born: T.A. 2290 Died: T.A. 2412
Preceded by:
Hador
8th Ruling Steward of Gondor
T.A. 23952412
Followed by:
Dior
Ruling Stewards of Gondor
Mardil Voronwë · Eradan · Herion · Belegorn · Húrin I · Túrin I · Hador · Barahir · Dior · Denethor I · Boromir · Cirion · Hallas · Húrin II · Belecthor I · Orodreth · Ecthelion I · Egalmoth · Beren · Beregond · Belecthor II · Thorondir · Túrin II · Turgon · Ecthelion II · Denethor II · Faramir