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Tar- was the Quenya title taken on by Númenórean rulers meaning "high" as in "royal" or "noble". The feminine form tári meant "queen".[1]



The Etymologies mention Primitive Quendian tāro ("king: only used of the legitimate kings of the whole tribes"), from root TĀ. The same root yields Noldorin/Sindarin taur.[2]=


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", tar-
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 389