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Parmaitë

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Parmaitë was a nickname of Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor. The name came from his hobby of making books from the notes on legends and lore gathered by his grandfather, Elros Tar-Minyatur.[1]

His name means "Book-in-Hand" in Quenya (from parma = "book" and -maitë = "handed").[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index