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ta'r-a'rdamin
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Tar-Ardamin

The nineteenth of Númenor’s rulers

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The heir and successor of Tar-Calmacil, whose name in Adûnaic was Ar-Abattarîk, Tar-Ardamin was succeeded in turn by his own son Ar-Adûnakhôr. In earlier editions of The Lord of the Rings, Tar-Ardamin did not appear in the list of Númenórean Kings and Queens, where the succession is shown as passing directly from Tar-Calmacil to Ar-Adûnakhôr.


Notes

1

The Tar- in Tar-Ardamin's name is a royal prefix ('King' in this case), and Arda is surely a reference to Arda, the World. The ending -min is less certain, but usually refers to prominent, outstanding people or things. It is difficult to combine these elements into a form that makes clear sense in English, but Tar-Ardamin's name seems to be communicating something like 'foremost of the Kings of the World'.

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