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Dates
Extant III 2 (and said to be young at this date)
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Served the House of Isildur
Settlements
Presumably dwelt at Minas Ithil before its capture
Pronunciation
este'lmo
Meaning
Derived from estel 'hope'2
Titles/Title of
Esquire to Elendur son of Isildur

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Estelmo

A survivor of the Disaster of the Gladden Fields

The squire to Isildur's eldest son Elendur, who was knocked to the ground and left for dead by Orcs in the Disaster of the Gladden Fields. In fact, he recovered from his injuries, and was one of only three Men to survive the Disaster in which Isildur and the Ring were lost.


Notes

1

We have almost no biographical information about Estelmo, but as esquire to Isildur's eldest son and heir, he presumably dwelt in Minas Ithil, which was Isildur's seat in Gondor. It is unclear what happened to Estelmo after the Disaster of the Gladden Fields; he may have settled in the North (where his master's younger brother was now formally High King), or he may have returned to dwell in Gondor.

2

The estel- in Estelmo's name is well established as meaning 'hope'. The -mo element is a masculine name-ending, so in full Estelmo might be taken as something like 'Man of hope'. However -mo is typically taken as 'agental', representing a more active aspect. In this case, the activity in question is ambiguous, but the name might conceivably be interpreted as something like 'bringer of hope'.

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