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Aragost

Aragost
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2431
RuleT.A. 2523 - 2588
DeathT.A. 2588 (aged 157)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArahad I
ChildrenAravorn
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aragost (T.A. 2431[1] - 2588[2], age 157) was the eighth Chieftain of the Dúnedain, succeeding his father, Arahad I, when he died in 2523.

[edit] History

Aragost's rule was uneventful due to the enemy's forces being concentrated against Gondor and Rhovanion. Aragost died in 2588 - after having ruled for 65 years - and was followed by his son, Aravorn.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Aragost is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Royal Dread".[3] It is probably a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high") and gost ("dread", "terror").[4][3][5]

[edit] Genealogy

Araglas
2296 - 2455
 
 
 
 
Arahad I
2365 - 2523
 
 
 
 
ARAGOST
2431 - 2588
 
 
 
 
Aravorn
2497 - 2654
 
 
 
 
Arahad II
2563 - 2719


[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In an early manuscript Aragost's name was "Arandost".[6]

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 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. 3.0 3.1 Association Tolkiendil, "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil (accessed 5 February 2022)
  4. Paul Strack, "S. Aragost m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
  5. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 341
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary, p. 211
Aragost
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2431 Died: T.A. 2588
Preceded by:
Arahad I
31st Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2523 - 2588
Followed by:
Aravorn
8th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2523 - 2588