Aragost

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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.

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]

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").[3][4][5]

Genealogy

House of Isildur
Araglas
2296 - 2455
Arahad I
2365 - 2523
ARAGOST
2431 - 2588
Aravorn
2497 - 2654
Arahad II
2563 - 2719
Aragorn II Elessar
T.A. 2931 - Fo.A. 120

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


The Northern Line and the Heirs of Isildur
Kings of Arnor: Elendil (S.A. 3320 - 3441) · Isildur (S.A. 3441 - T.A. 2) · Valandil (T.A. 2 - 249) · Eldacar (249 - 339) · Arantar (339 - 435) · Tarcil (435 - 515) · Tarondor (515 - 602) · Valandur (602 - 652) · Elendur (652 - 777) · Eärendur (777 - 861)
Kings of Arthedain: Amlaith (861 - 946) · Beleg (946 - 1029) · Mallor (1029 - 1110) · Celepharn (1110 - 1191) · Celebrindor (1191 - 1272) · Malvegil (1272 - 1349) · Argeleb I (1349 - 1356) · Arveleg I (1356 - 1409) · Araphor (1409 - 1589) · Argeleb II (1589 - 1670) · Arvegil (1670 - 1743) · Arveleg II (1743 - 1813) · Araval (1813 - 1891) · Araphant (1891 - 1964) · Arvedui (1964 - 1975) ·
Chieftains of the Dúnedain: Aranarth (1975 - 2106) · Arahael (2106 - 2177) · Aranuir (2177 - 2247) · Aravir (2247 - 2319) · Aragorn I (2319 - 2327) · Araglas (2327 - 2455) · Arahad I (2455 - 2523) · Aragost (2523 - 2588) · Aravorn (2588 - 2654) · Arahad II (2654 - 2719) · Arassuil (2719 - 2784) · Arathorn I (2784 - 2848) · Argonui (2848 - 2912) · Arador (2912 - 2930) · Arathorn II (2930 - 2933) · Aragorn II (2933 - 3019)
Kings of Arnor: Elessar (T.A. 3019 - Fo.A. 120) · Eldarion (Fo.A. 120 onwards)