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ambar-metta

Ambar-metta was part of a line used by Elendil upon his arrival to Middle-earth, "Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn' Ambar-metta!" (the line translates to "Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come. In this place will I abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world"). Elessar would later use this line at his coronation.[1]

Ambar-metta, meaning "World's-end", is a composition of two Quenya words, ambar, here "world", and metta, "end".[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"
  2. 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. 105