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Arador

Arador
Arnorian
Born of Hope - Arador.jpg
Arador from Born of Hope
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2820
RuleT.A. 2912 - 2930
DeathT.A. 2930 (aged 110)
Coldfells
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArgonui
ChildrenArathorn II
Physical Description
GenderMale
GalleryImages of Arador

Arador (S, pron. [ˈarador]; T.A. 2820[1] - 2930,[2] died aged 110) was the fourteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain.

[edit] History

Arador succeeded his father, Argonui, when he died in 2912.[2]

His rule was uneventful except for the fact that he was captured and killed by Hill-trolls of the Coldfells north of Rivendell.[3] He was succeeded by his young son, Arathorn II, in 2930.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Arador is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Noble-lord" and is a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high") and the lenited form -dor of taur ("lord").[4] The Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Royal Lord".[5]

[edit] Genealogy

Arathorn I
2696 - 2848
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argonui
2757 - 2912
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARADOR
2820 - 2930
 
Dírhael
unknown
 
Ivorwen
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn II
2873 - 2933
 
 
 
Gilraen
2907 - 3007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn
2931 - Fo.A. 120
 
 
 
 
 


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  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, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen"
  4. Paul Strack, "S. Arador m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
  5. Assocation Tolkiendil, "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil (accessed 5 February 2022)
Arador
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2820 Died: T.A. 2930
Preceded by:
Argonui
37th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2912 - T.A. 2930
Followed by:
Arathorn II
14th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2912 - T.A. 2930