Tarcil

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Tarcil
Arnorian
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of Arnor
LocationArnor
LanguageSindarin, Westron
BirthT.A. 280[1]
RuleT.A. 435 - 515
DeathT.A. 515[2] (aged 235)
Family
HouseHouse of Isildur
ParentageArantar
ChildrenTarondor
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tarcil (T.A. 280[1]515,[2] aged 235 years) was the sixth King of Arnor.

History[edit]

Tarcil succeeded his father, Arantar, when he died in 435. Tarcil was great-great-grandson of Isildur.

Tarcil ruled uneventfully for eighty years, and was succeeded by his son, Tarondor, upon his death in 515.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Tarcil is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "High Man" or "Númenorean" and is a compound of tar- ("high") and a shortened from of Hildo ("Man").[3]

The spelling variant Tarkil also appears in early drafts of The Lord of the Rings as the name of the sixth king of Arnor[4] and as another nickname for Aragorn.[5][6] The Orkish term "tark" for a "man of Gondor" is a debased form of the Quenya word tarkil, which is used in Westron for one of Númenorean descent.[7][8]

Genealogy[edit]

Eldacar
87 - 339
 
 
 
 
Arantar
185 - 435
 
 
 
 
TARCIL
280 - 515
 
 
 
 
Tarondor
372 - 602
 
 
 
 
Valandur
462 - 652


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", p. 192
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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. Paul Strack, "Q. Tarcil m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 27 January 2022)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "VII. The Heirs of Elendil", manuscript C with corrections and expansions, The Northern Line of Arnor: the Isildurioni, 6. Tarkil, p. 192.
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, "I. Gandalf's Delay", p. 8
  6. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 603
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Other Races", fifth paragraph, p. 1131
  8. 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. 101
Tarcil
House of Isildur
Cadet branch of House of Elros
Born: T.A. 280 Died: T.A. 515
Preceded by:
Arantar
4th Heir of Isildur
T.A. 435 - 515
Followed by:
Tarondor
6th King of Arnor
T.A. 435 - 515


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)