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Tarcil
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arnor
LocationArnor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 280[1]
RuleT.A. 435 - 515
DeathT.A. 515[2] (aged 235)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArantar
ChildrenTarondor
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tarcil (T.A. 280[1]515,[2] aged 235 years) was the sixth King of Arnor.

[edit] History

Tarcil succeeded his father, Arantar, when he died in 435. Tarcil was great-great-grandson of Isildur.

Tarcil ruled uneventfully for eighty years, and was succeeded by his son, Tarondor, upon his death in 515.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name Tarcil (also spelt Tarkil)[note 1] also appears in early stages of The Lord of the Rings as another nickname for Aragorn: its meaning is apparently "High Man", a synonym for Dúnadan.[3][4] The Orkish term "tark" for a Dúnadan is possibly derived from this.[5]

[edit] Genealogy

Isildur
 
 
 
 
Arantar
 
 
 
 
TARCIL
 
 
 
 
Tarondor
 
 
 
 
Valandur

Notes

  1. The name of the sixth king of Arnor was spelt Tarkil in a draft of the Appendices, later amended to Tarcil in the published text. Cf. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 192.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 192
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "Gandalf's Delay", p. 8
  4. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 603
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 101
Tarcil
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 280 Died: T.A. 515
Preceded by:
Arantar
4th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 435 - 515
Followed by:
Tarondor
6th King of Arnor
T.A. 435 - 515