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Vëantur

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Vëantur
Númenórean
Biographical Information
TitlesCaptain of the King's Ships
BirthBefore S.A. 600
DeathAfter S.A. 727
Family
ChildrenAlmarian
Physical Description
GenderMale
SteedEntulessë (ship)
Vëantur (Q, pron. [veˈantur]) was a famous navigator of early 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.

Etymology

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