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The squire of [[Isildur]]. One of only three survivors of the [[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]], Ohtar rescued the shards of [[Elendil]]'s sword, [[Narsil]], and brought them safely back into the North.
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'''Ohtar''' was the squire of [[Isildur]].
  
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==History==
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Ohtar was one of only three survivors of the [[Disaster of the Gladden Fields]]. He rescued the shards of [[Elendil]]'s sword, [[Narsil]], and brought them safely backto [[Rivendell]].
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==Etymology==
 
On the name ''Ohtar'', Tolkien writes:  
 
On the name ''Ohtar'', Tolkien writes:  
:''Ohtar is the name only used in legends; but it is probably only the title of address that Isildur used at this tragic moment, hiding his feelings under formality. ''Ohtar'' 'warrior, soldier' was the title of all who, though fully trained and experienced, had not yet been atmitted to the rank of ''roquen'', 'knight'. But Ohtar was dear to Isildur and of his own kin.''
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:''Ohtar is the name only used in legends; but it is probably only the title of address that Isildur used at this tragic moment, hiding his feelings under formality. ''Ohtar'' 'warrior, soldier' was the title of all who, though fully trained and experienced, had not yet been atmitted to the rank of ''roquen'', 'knight'. But Ohtar was dear to Isildur and of his own kin.''<ref>{{UT|Gladden}}, note 17.</ref>
[[Unfinished Tales]], [[The Disaster of the Gladden Fields]], note 17.
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Ohtar
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Biographical Information
BirthLate Second Age
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GenderMale

Ohtar was the squire of Isildur.

History

Ohtar was one of only three survivors of the Disaster of the Gladden Fields. He rescued the shards of Elendil's sword, Narsil, and brought them safely backto Rivendell.

Etymology

On the name Ohtar, Tolkien writes:

Ohtar is the name only used in legends; but it is probably only the title of address that Isildur used at this tragic moment, hiding his feelings under formality. Ohtar 'warrior, soldier' was the title of all who, though fully trained and experienced, had not yet been atmitted to the rank of roquen, 'knight'. But Ohtar was dear to Isildur and of his own kin.[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", note 17.