|Language||Adûnaic; used Quenya out of custom|
|Birth||S.A. 2618 |
|Rule||S.A. 2825-2899 (74 years)|
|Death||S.A. 2899 (aged 281 years)|
Tar-Ardamin 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.
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.
In Adûnaic, Ar-Abattârik means "Pillar of the World".
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, 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.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A
|19th King of Númenor
S.A. 2825 - 2899