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Aravorn

Aravorn
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2497
RuleT.A. 2588 - 2654
DeathT.A. 2654 (aged 157)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageAragost
ChildrenArahad II
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aravorn (T.A. 2497[1] - 2654,[2] died aged 157) was the ninth Chieftain of the Dúnedain.

[edit] History

Aravorn succeeded his father, Aragost, when he died in 2588. Aravorn's rule seems to be uneventful as the enemy centered a lot of its attacks on the newly-formed Rohan.

Aravorn died in 2654, after having ruled as chieftain for 66 years, and was succeeded by his son, Arahad II.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Aravorn is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Black King".[3] It is probably a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high") and morn ("black", "dark", "night")[3] or born ("[stead]fast").[4][5]

[edit] Genealogy

Arahad I
2365 - 2523
 
 
 
 
Aragost
2431 - 2588
 
 
 
 
ARAVORN
2497 - 2654
 
 
 
 
Arahad II
2563 - 2719
 
 
 
 
Arassuil
2628 - 2784


References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil"
  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. Aravorn m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
  5. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, p. 342
Aravorn
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2497 Died: T.A. 2654
Preceded by:
Aragost
32nd Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2588 - T.A. 2654
Followed by:
Arahad II
9th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2588 - T.A. 2654