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The seat of the King was at Armenelos
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a'r be'lzagar
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Probably 'King light-sword'1
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Ar-Belzagar

The Adûnaic name of Tar-Calmacil

Tar-Calmacil was a great warrior who succeeded his father Tar-Alcarin to become the eighteenth King of Númenor. In his time, the falling away of the Númenóreans that had begun centuries earlier in the reign of Tar-Atanamir became stronger, and he was the first King whose name was translated into the native Adûnaic speech of Númenor: Ar-Belzagar. Both names apparently mean 'King Light-sword', a reference to his warlike youth.


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We have no direct interpretation of the Adûnaic name Ar-Belzagar, but in general the Adûnaic names of the Kings of Númenor followed their Elvish names in meaning. This King was titled Tar-Calmacil in Elvish, which seems to mean 'King light-sword', and thus Adûnaic Ar-Belzagar probably carried the same interpretation.

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