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Ar-Zimrathôn

Ar-Zimrathôn[1]
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesTar-Hostamir (Q)[1]
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men
LanguageAdûnaic
BirthS.A. 2798[1]
RuleS.A. 2962 - 3033 (71 years)[1]
DeathS.A. 3033[1] (aged 235)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageAr-Adûnakhôr[2]
ChildrenAr-Sakalthôr[3]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ar-Zimrathôn was the son and heir to Ar-Adûnakhôr, and became the twenty-first King of Númenor. His father was the first King to take his name in the Adûnaic tongue, and Ar-Zimrathôn continued this tradition by doing the same, though the Quenya form of his name, Tar-Hostamir, was recorded in the Scroll of Kings.[1]

Ar-Zimrathôn held the Sceptre of Númenor for seventy-one years,[1] and was succeeded by his son Ar-Sakalthôr.[3]

[edit] Etymology

Zimrathôn can mean "Collector of Jewels" or "Many Jewels" in Adûnaic, depending the reading of his Quenya name.[4] The meaning of the Adûnaic prefix Ar- is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "king" and is a prefixal form of ârû ("king") or derived from the same root.[5]

His Quenya name, Hostamir can mean "Many Jewels" or "Collector of Jewels" depending if hosta is read as a noun ("many") or a verb ("gather, collect"); (mir) meaning "jewel".[6] Like for all the rulers of Númenor whose name was inscribed in the Scroll of Kings, the prefix tar- ("high") was added to his name.[7]

[edit] Genealogy

Tar-Ardamin
2618 - 2899
 
 
 
 
Ar-Adûnakhôr
2709 - 2962
 
 
 
 
AR-ZIMRATHÔN
2798 - 3033
 
 
 
 
Ar-Sakalthôr
2876 - 3102
 
 
 
 
Ar-Gimilzôr
2960 - 3177


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXI Ar-Zimrathôn
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XX Ar-Adûnakhôr
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXII Ar-Sakalthôr
  4. Paul Strack, "Ad. Zimrathôn m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 3 May 2019)
  5. Paul Strack, "Ad. Ar- pref.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 12 January 2022)
  6. Paul Strack, "Q. Hostamir m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 3 May 2019)
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", first paragraph and entry I to XXV
Ar-Zimrathôn
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 2798 Died: S.A. 3033
Preceded by:
Ar-Adûnakhôr
21st King of Númenor
S.A. 2962 - 3033
Followed by:
Ar-Sakalthôr

Kings of Númenor
Elros Tar-Minyatur (S.A. 32 - 442) · Tar-Vardamir* (442) · Tar-Amandil (442 - 590) · Tar-Elendil (590 - 740) · Tar-Meneldur (740 - 883) · Tar-Aldarion (883 - 1075) · Tar-AncalimëQ (1075 - 1280) · Tar-Anárion (1280 - 1394) · Tar-Súrion (1394 - 1556) · Tar-TelperiënQ (1556 - 1731) · Tar-Minastir (1731 - 1869) · Tar-Ciryatan (1869 - 2029) · Tar-Atanamir (2029 - 2221) · Tar-Ancalimon (2221 - 2386) · Tar-Telemmaitë (2386 - 2526) · Tar-VanimeldëQ (2526 - 2637) · Tar-Anducal (2637 - 2657) · Tar-Alcarin (2657 - 2737) · Tar-Calmacil (2737 - 2825) · Tar-Ardamin (2825 - 2899) · Ar-Adûnakhôr (2899 - 2962) · Ar-Zimrathôn (2962 - 3033) · Ar-Sakalthôr (3033 - 3102) · Ar-Gimilzôr (3102 - 3177) · Tar-Palantir (3177 - 3255) · Ar-Pharazôn (3255 - 3319)
* Immediately abdicated in favour of his son · Q Ruling Queens · Usurped throne. Later struck off the Line of Kings · Usurped throne from his cousin Tar-Míriel