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'''Tar-Ardamin''' ([[Second Age|S.A.]] 2618 - 2899, r. 2825 - 2899), [[Ar-Abattârik]] in [[Adûnaic]], is sometimes listed in the list of rulers of [[Númenor]] but is sometimes omitted.  He was the son of King [[Tar-Calmacil]], and if he is counted as one of the rulers, then he is the 19th in the line of rulers. In [[Adûnaic]] his name means "Pillar of the World"; in [[Quenya]], it may mean "First of the World".
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}}'''Tar-Ardamin''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[taˈrardamin]}}) or '''Ar-Abattârik'''  is sometimes listed in the list of rulers of [[Númenor]] but is sometimes omitted.  He was the son of King [[Tar-Calmacil]], and if he is counted as one of the rulers, then he is the 19th in the line of [[King of Númenor|kings]].<ref name="Kings">{{UT|Kings}}, Tar-Ardamin</ref>
  
Tar-Ardamin is omitted in the list of rulers of [[Númenor]] in Appendix A of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', but is mentioned briefly in ''[[Unfinished Tales]]''. J.R.R. Tolkien's son [[Christopher Tolkien]], who compiled and edited ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', speculates in an endnote to the chapter "[[The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor]]" that [[Tolkien]] may have had a reason behind the omission that he never elaborated on.
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==History==
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In private, the [[King's Men]] called him by a name in their own [[Adûnaic]] language: [[Ar-Abattârik]]. This King was the last to follow the practice of using an official [[Quenya]] name. His son [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]] abandoned the old traditions, and used Adûnaic in his official name.  
  
Tar-Ardamin's son, [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], is generally counted as the 20th ruler.
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Ar-Adûnakhôr is generally counted as the twentieth ruler.<ref name="Kings"/>
  
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==Etymology==
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In [[Adûnaic]], Ar-Abattârik means "Pillar of the World".
next=Ar-Adûnakhôr
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Ardamin contains the [[Quenya]] word [[Arda]] ("world"); the element [[min]] usually means "one" but in this name, it might also be understood as "pillar" or "tower" (cf. [[Sindarin]] ''[[minas]]'' "tower").
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== Genealogy ==
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{{familytree |ARD| |GIM|ARD='''TAR-ARDAMIN'''|GIM=[[Gimilzagar]]}}
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{{familytree | |!| | | | | |}}
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{{familytree |ADU| | | | |ADU=[[Ar-Adûnakhôr]]}}
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==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
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It should be said that there is some doubt over the character of Ar-Abattârik. He is listed in the detailed annals of ''[[The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor]]'' as the son of [[Tar-Calmacil]] and father of [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]],<ref name="Kings"/> but in Appendix A I (i) to ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', the relevant section of the King-lists<ref>{{App|Numenor}}</ref> appears like this:
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{{quote|...[[Tar-Calmacil]]. After Calmacil the Kings took the sceptre in names of the [[Númenóreans|Númenorean]] (or [[Adûnaic]]) tongue: [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]]...|[[Appendix A]] I (i)}}
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It seems most likely, as Christopher Tolkien suggests, that this omission is probably a simple mistake, and that Tar-Ardamin or Ar-Abattârik should appear in the list at this point.<ref>{{UT|Kings}}, Note 11</ref>
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Revision as of 12:26, 4 November 2012

Tar-Ardamin
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesAr-Abattârik (A)
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men
LanguageAdûnaic; used Quenya out of custom
BirthS.A. 2618
RuleS.A. 2825 - 2899 (74 years)
DeathS.A. 2899 (aged 281)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Calmacil
SiblingsGimilzagar
ChildrenAr-Adûnakhôr
Physical Description
GenderMale
Tar-Ardamin (Q, pron. [taˈrardamin]) or Ar-Abattârik is sometimes listed in the list of rulers of Númenor but is sometimes omitted. He was the son of King Tar-Calmacil, and if he is counted as one of the rulers, then he is the 19th in the line of kings.[1]

Contents

History

In private, the King's Men called him by a name in their own Adûnaic language: Ar-Abattârik. This King was the last to follow the practice of using an official Quenya name. His son Ar-Adûnakhôr abandoned the old traditions, and used Adûnaic in his official name.

Ar-Adûnakhôr is generally counted as the twentieth ruler.[1]

Etymology

In Adûnaic, Ar-Abattârik means "Pillar of the World".

Ardamin contains the Quenya word Arda ("world"); the element min usually means "one" but in this name, it might also be understood as "pillar" or "tower" (cf. Sindarin minas "tower").

Genealogy

 
 
Tar-Calmacil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-ARDAMIN
 
Gimilzagar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ar-Adûnakhôr
 
 
 
 

Other Versions of the Legendarium

It should be said that there is some doubt over the character of Ar-Abattârik. He is listed in the detailed annals of The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor as the son of Tar-Calmacil and father of Ar-Adûnakhôr,[1] but in Appendix A I (i) to The Lord of the Rings, the relevant section of the King-lists[2] appears like this:

"...Tar-Calmacil. After Calmacil the Kings took the sceptre in names of the Númenorean (or Adûnaic) tongue: Ar-Adûnakhôr..."
Appendix A I (i)

It seems most likely, as Christopher Tolkien suggests, that this omission is probably a simple mistake, and that Tar-Ardamin or Ar-Abattârik should appear in the list at this point.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Tar-Ardamin
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Númenor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", Note 11
Tar-Ardamin
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 2618 Died: S.A. 2899
Preceded by:
Tar-Calmacil
19th King of Númenor
S.A. 2825 - 2899
Followed by:
Ar-Adûnakhôr