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Ohtar

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Ohtar
Arnorian
Biographical Information
BirthLate Second Age
Physical Description
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 back to Rivendell.[1]

Etymology

On the name Ohtar, J.R.R. 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.[2]

References

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