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Númenor was known as Akallabêth after its Downfall in II 3319
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In the Great Sea, between Middle-earth and Aman
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Pronunciation
'akallabe'th'
Meaning
'The Downfallen' (strictly, Adûnaic for 'She that is fallen')
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This entry relates to Akallabêth as a name for Downfallen Númenor; for the tale of the same name, see the entry for 'Akallabêth'

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Akallabêth

A name for Downfallen Númenor

A name from the native Adûnaic language of Númenor, used by those few Dúnedain who survived the Downfall and escaped to Middle-earth. Akallabêth literally means 'the Downfallen', and is equivalent to the Elvish name Atalantë. When the tale was created of the history of Númenor and its Downfall, that story also acquired the name Akallabêth.


See also...

Atalantë, The Downfallen

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