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Tar-Amandil

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Amandil means "Devoted to [[Aman]]" in [[Quenya]] (from ''-ndil'' "friend, lover, devoted to"). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Amandil added the prefix ''tar-'' ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.
 
Amandil means "Devoted to [[Aman]]" in [[Quenya]] (from ''-ndil'' "friend, lover, devoted to"). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Amandil added the prefix ''tar-'' ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.
  
In ''[[Sauron Defeated]]'', the name of [[Elendil]]'s father, [[Amandil]], is listed as ''Aphanuzîr'', <ref>{{SD|3iv}}, p. 389</ref> therefore his [[Adûnaic]] name was ''[[Tar-Amandil|Ar-Aphanuzîr]]''.<ref>{{webcite|articleurl=http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Names_LE.html|articlename=An Interpretation of the Names in the Line of Elros|website=Lalaith|accessed=25 August 2013}}</ref>
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In ''[[Sauron Defeated]]'', the name of [[Elendil]]'s father, [[Amandil]], is listed as ''Aphanuzîr'',<ref>{{SD|3iv}}, p. 389</ref> therefore his [[Adûnaic]] name was ''[[Tar-Amandil|Ar-Aphanuzîr]]''.<ref>{{webcite|articleurl=http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Names_LE.html|articlename=An Interpretation of the Names in the Line of Elros|website=Lalaith|accessed=25 August 2013}}</ref>
  
 
== Genealogy ==
 
== Genealogy ==

Revision as of 10:35, 25 August 2013

This article is about the third King of Númenor. For the the father of Elendil, see Amandil (Lord of Andúnië).
Tar-Amandil
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesAr-Aphanuzîr (A)
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 192
RuleS.A. 442 - 590 (de facto)
S.A. 443 - 590 (de jure)
DeathS.A. 603 (aged 411)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageVardamir
SiblingsAulendil, Nolondil and Vardilmë
ChildrenEärendur, Elendil and Mairen
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Amandil was the third King of Númenor. He ruled for 148 years, from 442 to 590 of the Second Age. Tar-Amandil was legally the third King, but actually its second ruler. His father, Vardamir Nólimon, declined to take the Sceptre upon the death of his own father, Elros Tar-Minyatur, and was only a titular King.[1]

Tar-Amandil had three children: two sons, Elendil and Eärendur; and a daughter, Mairen.[2] Just as his father had yielded the Sceptre before his death, Tar-Amandil abdicated in 590 and was succeeded by his eldest son Elendil, who would rule as Tar-Elendil. This tradition of renouncing the Sceptre a few years before death was observed by most of the rulers of Númenor until Tar-Atanamir.[1]

Etymology

Amandil means "Devoted to Aman" in Quenya (from -ndil "friend, lover, devoted to"). Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Amandil added the prefix tar- ("high") to his name when he received the Sceptre.

In Sauron Defeated, the name of Elendil's father, Amandil, is listed as Aphanuzîr,[3] therefore his Adûnaic name was Ar-Aphanuzîr.[4]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Vardamir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-AMANDIL
 
Vardilmë
 
Aulendil
 
Nolondil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
 
Eärendur
 
Mairen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Meneldur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tar-Amandil
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 192 Died: S.A. 603
Preceded by:
Tar-Vardamir
3rd King of Númenor
S.A. 443 - 590
Followed by:
Tar-Elendil

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Three: The Drowning of Anadûnê: (iv) The final form", p. 389
  4. "An Interpretation of the Names in the Line of Elros" , Lalaith's Middle-earth Science Pages (accessed 25 August 2013)