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}}'''Vëantur''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[veˈantur]}}) was a famous navigator of early [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] history, who served as [[Captain of the King's Ships]] under [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth [[King of Númenor]]. He was the first of the [[Númenóreans]] to achieve the voyage back to [[Middle-earth]], reaching the [[Grey Havens]] in his ship [[Entulessë]] in the six hundredth year of the [[Second Age]]. He had a daughter, [[Almarian]], who married [[Tar-Meneldur]], the fifth King of Númenor.
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}}'''Vëantur''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[veˈantur]}}) was the [[Captain of the King's Ships]] during the reign of [[Tar-Elendil]], the fourth [[King of Númenor]].
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In {{SA|600}} Vëantur commanded the first [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] ship to venture back to [[Middle-earth]].<ref>{{App|SA}}</ref>  There he sailed the ''[[Entulessë]]'' or "Return" into the [[Grey Havens]] and became acquainted with [[Círdan]]<ref>{{UT|Numenor}}</ref>, the Elven King [[Gil-galad]], and twelve Men from [[Eriador]] (who came to see the those "who had returned from death in the deeps of the Sea").<ref>{{UT|Wife}}, Note 3</ref>
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Vëantur's daughter, [[Almarian]], married [[Tar-Meneldur|Meneldur]], who would be the fifth King of Númenor, and bore him a son called [[Tar-Aldarion|Aldarion]]. Vëantur greatly loved his grandson and welcomed him often to his house, where Aldarion learned how to row, to sail, and then to captain his own ship.  In {{SA|725}}, when Aldarion was twenty-five years old, the aging Vëantur invited him to sail to Middle-earth to meet Círdan and Gil-galad.  Aldarion obtained Meneldur's permission and in the great ship ''[[Númerrámar]]'' or "West-wings", Vëantur and Aldarion proceeded to journey to the eastern lands on a voyage that lasted two years.<ref>{{UT|Wife}}</ref>
  
 
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Vëantur's name means either "Commander of [[Men]]" or "Manly Commander" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[vëan]]'', 'man', 'manliness' and ''[[-ntur]]'', meaning 'commander').
 
Vëantur's name means either "Commander of [[Men]]" or "Manly Commander" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[vëan]]'', 'man', 'manliness' and ''[[-ntur]]'', meaning 'commander').
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Vëantur
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesCaptain of the King's Ships
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin
BirthBefore S.A. 600
Númenor
DeathAfter S.A. 727
Family
ChildrenAlmarian
Physical Description
GenderMale
Vëantur (Q, pron. [veˈantur]) was the Captain of the King's Ships during the reign of Tar-Elendil, the fourth King of Númenor.

In S.A. 600 Vëantur commanded the first Númenórean ship to venture back to Middle-earth.[1] There he sailed the Entulessë or "Return" into the Grey Havens and became acquainted with Círdan[2], the Elven King Gil-galad, and twelve Men from Eriador (who came to see the those "who had returned from death in the deeps of the Sea").[3]

Vëantur's daughter, Almarian, married Meneldur, who would be the fifth King of Númenor, and bore him a son called Aldarion. Vëantur greatly loved his grandson and welcomed him often to his house, where Aldarion learned how to row, to sail, and then to captain his own ship. In S.A. 725, when Aldarion was twenty-five years old, the aging Vëantur invited him to sail to Middle-earth to meet Círdan and Gil-galad. Aldarion obtained Meneldur's permission and in the great ship Númerrámar or "West-wings", Vëantur and Aldarion proceeded to journey to the eastern lands on a voyage that lasted two years.[4]

Etymology

Vëantur's name means either "Commander of Men" or "Manly Commander" in Quenya (from vëan, 'man', 'manliness' and -ntur, meaning 'commander').

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Second Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", Note 3
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"