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'''Tar-Ardamin''', [[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 [[King of Númenor|kings]].  
 
'''Tar-Ardamin''', [[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 [[King of Númenor|kings]].  
 
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.
 
  
 
Tar-Ardamin's son, [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], is generally counted as the twentieth ruler.
 
Tar-Ardamin's son, [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], is generally counted as the twentieth ruler.
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
In [[Adûnaic]], Tar-Ardamin's name means "Pillar of the World"; in [[Quenya]], it may mean "First of the World".
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In [[Adûnaic]], Ar-Abattârik means "Pillar of the World".
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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").
 
==Other Versions of the Legendarium==
 
==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]] as the son of [[Tar-Calmacil]] and father of [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], but in Appendix A I (i) to [[The Lord of the Rings]], the relevant section of the King-lists appears like this: '...[[Tar-Calmacil]]. After [[Calmacil]] the Kings took the sceptre in names of the [[Númenoreans|Númenorean]] (or [[Adûnaic]]) tongue: [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]]...' 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.
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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]] as the son of [[Tar-Calmacil]] and father of [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], but in Appendix A I (i) to [[The Lord of the Rings]], the relevant section of the King-lists appears like this: '...[[Tar-Calmacil]]. After [[Calmacil]] the Kings took the sceptre in names of the [[Númenoreans|Númenorean]] (or [[Adûnaic]]) tongue: [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]]...' 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.
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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]] as the son of [[Tar-Calmacil]] and father of [[Ar-Adûnakhôr]], but in Appendix A I (i) to [[The Lord of the Rings]], the relevant section of the King-lists appears like this:
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{{quote|'...[[Tar-Calmacil]]. After [[Calmacil]] the Kings took the sceptre in names of the [[Númenoreans|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.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 13:47, 29 January 2009

Tar-Ardamin
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesAr-Abattârik
LanguageAdûnaic; used Quenya out of custom
BirthS.A. 2618
RuleS.A. 2825-2899 (74 years)
DeathS.A. 2899 (aged 281 years)
Family
ParentageTar-Calmacil
SiblingsGimilzagar
ChildrenAr-Adûnakhôr
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tar-Ardamin, 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 kings.

Tar-Ardamin's son, Ar-Adûnakhôr, is generally counted as the twentieth ruler.

Contents

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").

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 as the son of Tar-Calmacil and father of Ar-Adûnakhôr, but in Appendix A I (i) to The Lord of the Rings, the relevant section of the King-lists appears like this: '...Tar-Calmacil. After Calmacil the Kings took the sceptre in names of the Númenorean (or Adûnaic) tongue: Ar-Adûnakhôr...' 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.

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 as the son of Tar-Calmacil and father of Ar-Adûnakhôr, but in Appendix A I (i) to The Lord of the Rings, the relevant section of the King-lists 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.

References

Preceded by:
Tar-Calmacil
19th King of Númenor
II 2825 – 2899
Followed by:
Ar-Adûnakhôr