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Aranuir

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Aranuir
Arnorian
Biographical Information
PositionChieftain of the Dúnedain
BirthT.A. 2084
RuleT.A. 2177 - 2247
DeathT.A. 2247, age 163
Family
ParentageArahael
ChildrenAravir
Physical Description
GenderMale

Aranuir (T.A. 2084[1] - 2247,[2] died aged 163) was the third of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain, following the death of his father, Arahael, in 2177.

History

As far as records go, Aranuir's rule was uneventful. Aranuir died in 2247, after having been chieftain for seventy years, and was followed by his son, Aravir.[2]

Etymology

Aranuir's name is Sindarin, and although the etymology is uncertain, it probably means "Eternal King", coming from the prefix aran meaning "king", and uir meaning "eternity".

Genealogy

 
Isildur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arvedui
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arahael
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARANUIR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aravir
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aragorn II
 
 
 
 

Other Versions of the Legendarium

In an early manuscript Aranuir's name was "Aranuil".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", p. 196
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "The Realms in Exile", "The Northern Line: Heirs of Isildur"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Heirs of Elendil", Commentary, p. 211
Preceded by:
Arahael
3rd Chieftain of the Dúnedain
T.A. 2177 - 2247
Followed by:
Aravir