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Ar(a)- denotes nobility; -(as)suil is uncertain2
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Arassuil

The eleventh Chieftain of the North

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Chieftains of the Dúnedain

The eleventh Chieftain to lead the Northern Dúnedain, the son and heir of Arahad II. His time as Chieftain saw great troubles grow in the Northlands. Orcs from the Misty Mountains boldly invaded the western lands, and were fought back by Arassuil's Rangers and the household of Elrond. Arassuil was succeeded as Chieftain by his son Arathorn I.


Notes

1

The date of Arassuil's birth appears only in The History of Middle-earth volume 12, The Peoples of Middle-earth. It cannot therefore be considered completely reliable.

2

There is no clear explanation of Arassuil's full name. There's an evident similarity to suilad 'greetings', so Arassuil may mean something like 'he who greets royally', but there's no direct evidence to support that connection.

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