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Argonui

Argonui
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 2757
RuleT.A. 2848 - 2912
DeathT.A. 2912 (aged 155)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArathorn I
ChildrenArador
Physical Description
GenderMale

Argonui (T.A. 2757[1] - 2912,[2] died aged 155) was the thirteenth Chieftain of the Dúnedain.

[edit] History

Argonui succeeded his father, Arathorn I, in 2848.[2]

Towards the end of his rule, in 2911, the Fell Winter began with the Brandywine freezing over. This was a catalyst for White Wolves invading Eriador from the North.[3]

In the last year of his reign, great floods devastated Enedwaith and Minhiriath, leaving Tharbad ruined and deserted.[3]

Argonui died in 2912, after having ruled for 64 years, and was followed by his son Arador.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Argonui is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Royal Valour".[4] It is suggested to be a compound of the prefix ar(a)- ("noble", "royal", "high") and caun ("valour")[4] or caun ("prince", "chief", "head") with the adjectival suffix -ui.[5][6]

[edit] Genealogy

Arassuil
2628 - 2784
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn I
2696 - 2848
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARGONUI
2757 - 2912
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arador
2820 - 2930
 
Dírhael
unknown
 
Ivorwen
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arathorn II
2873 - 2933
 
 
 
Gilraen
2907 - 3007
 
 
 
 
 

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. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Assocation Tolkiendil, "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth", Tolkiendil (accessed 5 February 2022)
  5. Paul Strack, "S. Argonui m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 5 February 2022)
  6. David Salo (2004), A Gateway to Sindarin, pp. 246, 342
Argonui
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2757 Died: T.A. 2812
Preceded by:
Arathorn I
36th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2848 - T.A. 2912
Followed by:
Arador
13th Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2848 - T.A. 2912