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The son of King [[Ar-Gimilzôr]] of [[Númenor]] and his consort [[Inzilbêth]]. Inziladûn was secretly raised by his mother in the ways of the [[Faithful]], that party of the Númenórean people who remembered their years of friendship with the [[Elves]] and respect for the [[Valar]]. When Inziladûn succeeded his father to the [[Sceptre]], he attempted to return Númenor to those old ways, halting the oppression of the Faithful, and recommencing the tradition of the [[Three Prayers]] that had long been abandoned.  
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'''Inziladûn''' was the original name of [[Tar-Palantir]], given to him by his father [[Ar-Gimilzôr|Gimilzôr]].<ref>{{UT|Kings}}, XXIII ''Ar-Gimilzôr''</ref>  Its transliteration is ''Númellótë''.<ref>{{UT|Kings}}, note 13</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The word '''''inziladûn''''' is an [[Adûnaic]] word meaning "flower of the west", derived from ''[[inzil]]'', "flower", and ''[[adûn]]'', "west".
  
As a reforming King, Inziladûn took the Sceptre in the name of [[Tar-Palantir]], meaning 'The Farsighted', but his younger brother [[Gimilkhâd]] was of quite different mind. The strife between them was such that [[Tale of Years]] describes Tar-Palantir's reign as 'civil war'. Inziladûn's restoration of the old ways did not last long: after his death, his daughter [[Míriel]] was forcibly taken as wife by Gimilkhâd's son [[Pharazôn]], who thus usurped the Kingship and began Númenor's final decline.
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However, as ''inzil'' comes first, it is standing in object position; the meaning actually is "West of the Flower".<ref>http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Atani.html</ref>
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Latest revision as of 05:54, 10 December 2012

Inziladûn was the original name of Tar-Palantir, given to him by his father Gimilzôr.[1] Its transliteration is Númellótë.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The word inziladûn is an Adûnaic word meaning "flower of the west", derived from inzil, "flower", and adûn, "west".

However, as inzil comes first, it is standing in object position; the meaning actually is "West of the Flower".[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", XXIII Ar-Gimilzôr
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", note 13
  3. http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_Atani.html