Aranuir

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Aranuir
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesChieftain of the Dúnedain
LocationRivendell
LanguageSindarin and Westron
BirthT.A. 2084
RuleT.A. 2177 - 2247
DeathT.A. 2247 (aged 163)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArahael
ChildrenAravir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aranuir (T.A. 2084[1] - 2247,[2] died aged 163) was the third of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, following the death of his father, Arahael, in 2177.

History

As far as records go, Aranuir's rule was uneventful. Aranuir died in 2247, after having been chieftain for seventy years, and was followed by his son, Aravir.[2]

Etymology

Aranuir is a Sindarin name. Its meaning is not glossed, but the Association Tolkiendil suggests it means "Eternal King".[3] It is probably a compound of aran ("king", "lord", "chief", [lit.] high or noble person) and uir ("eternity").[3][4][5]

Genealogy

House of Isildur
Aranarth
c. 1940 - 2106
Arahael
2012 - 2177
ARANUIR
2084 - 2247
Aravir
2156 - 2319
Aragorn I
2227 - 2327
Aragorn II Elessar
T.A. 2931 - Fo.A. 120

Other versions of the legendarium

In an early manuscript Aranuir's name was "Aranuil".[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. Aranuir 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
Aranuir
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 2084 Died: T.A. 2247
Preceded by:
Arahael
26th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 2177 - 2247
Followed by:
Aravir
3rd Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2177 - 2247


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)