Mairen

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Mairen
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 377
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageTar-Amandil
SiblingsTar-Elendil and Eärendur
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Mairen was the third child and only daughter of Tar-Amandil, the third King of Númenor. Her eldest brother would take up the Sceptre as Tar-Elendil. Almost nothing is known of her life.[1]

Etymology

Mairen is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it is a feminized form of the adjective maira ("admirable", "excellent", "precious", "splendid", "sublime").[2] The original name of Sauron was Mairon ("Admirable")[3], which seems to be a masculinized form of the adjective maira.[2]

Genealogy

Vardamir Nólimon
S.A. 61 - 471
Tar-Amandil
192 - 603
Vardilmë
b. 203
Aulendil
b. 213
Nolondil
b. 222
Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
Vëantur
b. 451
Eärendur
b. 361
MAIREN
b. 377
Elatan
unknown
Silmariën
b. 521
Isilmë
b. 532
Tar-Meneldur
543 - 942
Almarian
unknown
Caliondo
512 - 900
Valandil
b. 630
Tar-Aldarion
700 - 1098
Ailinel
b. 712
Almiel
b. 729
Malantur
b. 670

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife", "The earlier generations of the Line of Elros"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Paul Strack, "Q. Mairen f.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 20 January 2022)
  3. 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. 183