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Aranuir

Aranuir
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin and Westron
BirthT.A. 2084
RuleT.A. 2177 - 2247
DeathT.A. 2247 (aged 163)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArahael
ChildrenAravir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aranuir (T.A. 2084[1] - 2247,[2] died aged 163) was the third of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, following the death of his father, Arahael, in 2177.

[edit] History

As far as records go, Aranuir's rule was uneventful. Aranuir died in 2247, after having been chieftain for seventy years, and was followed by his son, Aravir.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Aranuir is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Eternal King".[3] It is probably a compound of aran ("king", "lord", "chief", [lit.] high or noble person) and uir ("eternity").[4][3][5]

[edit] Genealogy

Aranarth
1938 - 2106
 
 
 
 
Arahael
2012 - 2177
 
 
 
 
ARANUIR
2084 - 2247
 
 
 
 
Aravir
2156 - 2319
 
 
 
 
Aragorn I
2227 - 2327


[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In an early manuscript Aranuir's name was "Aranuil".[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. Aranuir 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
Aranuir
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2084 Died: T.A. 2247
Preceded by:
Arahael
26th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2177 - 2247
Followed by:
Aravir
3rd Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2177 - 2247