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"Sinomë maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn' Ambar-metta!"
Oath of Elendil

Ambar-metta is the Quenya term that refers to the End of the World.

It is mostly known as was part of a line used by Elendil upon his arrival to Middle-earth, declaring "In this place will I abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world". Elessar would later use this line at his coronation.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Ambar-metta, meaning "World's-end", is a composition of two Quenya words, ambar ("world") and metta ("end").[2] The alternate form ambarmetta was used in one of the sentences related to the Alcar mi tarmenel na Erun.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King", p. 967
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 105
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Alcar mi Tarmenel na Erun: The Gloria in Excelsis Deo in Quenya" (edited by Arden R. Smith), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 44, June 2002, pp. 33, 36