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Dates
Elendil lived II 3119 - II 3441 (322 years); he was High King from II 3320 (ruled 121 years)
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Descended from the House of Elros through the Lords of Andúnië
Settlements
Elendil originally dwelt in Andúnië and Rómenna in Númenor; his seat in Middle-earth was at Annúmninas
Pronunciation
'voro'nda'
Meaning
'Faithful' or 'steadfast'1
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Voronda

A surname of Elendil

An Elvish adjective meaning 'faithful' or 'steadfast', given as a title or surname to the great hero Elendil.


Notes

1

Elendil's title Voronda is essentially identical to that of Mardil the first Ruling Steward of Gondor, who was known as Mardil Voronwë, or Mardil the Steadfast. Both titles derive from the same root word, and the slight difference between them is a matter of grammar. Voronda is an adjectival form (so it means precisely 'Faithful' or 'Steadfast' in English). Voronwë, however, is a noun, so it literally means either 'Steadfast one' or 'Steadfastness' depending on context (with the former presumably applying in Mardil's case).

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