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Used after the Downfall of Númenor in II 3319
Race
Division
Pronunciation
ma'rr-noo-fa'lmarr
Meaning
'Land1 under the waves'
Other names
Akallabêth, Atalantë, The Downfallen (these are names used of Númenor after the Downfall)
Note
The timeline for this entry shows the time when the name Mar-nu-Falmar would meaningfully be used, starting with the time of the Downfall itself near the end of the Second Age

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Mar-nu-Falmar

The lost home of the Dúnedain

'Home under the waves', a name of Númenor after its destruction, used among the exiles of that land in Middle-earth.


Notes

1

This is the direct translation given by Christopher Tolkien in his Index to The Silmarillion. To put this interpretation in context, Elvish mar carries a sense of 'home' or 'dwelling-place', and its use here for 'land' implies something like 'homeland', referring to the lost home of the exiled Dúnedain.

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