Nolondil

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Nolondil
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 222
Deathunknown (aged 173+)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageVardamir
SiblingsAmandil, Vardilmë and Aulendil
ChildrenYávien, Oromendil and Axantur
Physical Description
GenderMale

Nolondil was the third son and youngest child of Vardamir Nólimon, heir to Elros Tar-Minyatur, first King of Númenor. His eldest brother took up the Sceptre as Tar-Amandil. Nolondil had three children: one daughter, Yávien, and two sons, Oromendil and Axantur.[1]

Etymology

Nolondil is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Friend of Knowledge" and might be a compound of ñólë ("lore, knowledge") and -ndil ("friend, lover, devoted to").[2]

Genealogy

Elros Tar-Minyatur
F.A. 532 - S.A. 442
Vardamir Nólimon
S.A. 61 - 471
Tindómiel
after 61
Manwendil
after 61
Atanalcar
after 61
Tar-Amandil
192 - 603
Vardilmë
b. 203
Aulendil
b. 213
NOLONDIL
b. 222
Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
Yávien
b. 371
Oromendil
b. 382
Axantur
b. 395
Tar-Meneldur
543 - 942
Lindissë
b. 551
Ardamir
b. 562
Cemendur
b. 575

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. Paul Strack, "Q. Nolondil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 18 January 2022)