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The seat of the Kings of Númenor was at Armenelos
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a'rr geemee'lzorr
Meaning
Uncertain; perhaps 'King Star-fire'1
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Ar-Gimilzôr

The father of Tar-Palantir

Rulers of Númenor

The twenty-third King of Númenor, the father of Tar-Palantir and grandfather of Ar-Pharazôn, the last King. He was an enemy of the Faithful and the Elf-friends, and persecuted them during his reign.


Notes

1

The Adûnaic language that underlies Ar-Gimilzór's name is not well documented, but we have enough circumstantial evidence to form an educated guess in this particular case. The prefix 'Ar-', for example, certainly means King, as did the Elvish 'Tar-' used by earlier Kings of Númenor. The word gimil appears in a linguistic discussion in volume 9 of The History of Middle-earth, and there it is interpreted as 'stars'. The -zôr ending is less clear, but by comparison with other Adûnaic names it seems to mean 'fire'. This interpretation fits fairly well, though not perfectly, with the Elvish form of Ar-Gimilzôr's name, Tar-Telemnar, where Telemnar seems to mean 'fire of heaven'.

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