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Dates
Born c.II 30291; sailed into the West II 33162
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Pronunciation
a'mandil3
Meaning
'Devoted to Aman'
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Amandil

Noble father of Elendil

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Lords of Andúnië

Lord of Andúnië and father of Elendil. Though an Elf-friend, he was for many years a friend and counsellor to King Ar-Pharazôn. Dismissed by Sauron, he sailed into the West to seek the pardon of the Valar for the misdeeds of the Númenóreans; his fate is unknown.


Notes

1

Amandil's actual birthdate is not recorded. The date of approximately II 3029 shown here is an estimate based on a typical Númenórean generation of ninety years, counting back from the birth of Amandil's son Elendil.

2

There are two dates given for Amandil's final journey in volume 12 of The History of Middle-earth. The other is II 3310, but the date of II 3316 given here seems to represent Tolkien's final intention.

3

Or 'ama'ndil'. The position of the stress here depends on the interpretation of the 'nd' in Amandil's name: in English, it is a double consonant, and so the stress goes on the second syllable. In Elvish writing, however, 'nd' was a single consonant, which would place the stress on the first syllable.

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