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'''Fuinur''' was a [[Númenórean]] who had been turned towards darkness after [[Sauron]] had been brought to [[Númenor]] ({{SA|3262}}). He then journeyed to [[Middle-earth]] and rose to power among the [[Haradrim]]. When Sauron returned to [[Middle-earth]] and assailed the realm of [[Gondor]] ({{SA|3429}}), Fuinur and a fellow [[Black Númenórean]] named [[Herumor]] apparently joined Sauron's forces.<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
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'''Fuinur''' was a [[Black Númenóreans|Black Númenórean]] who lived in the late [[Second Age]]. He sailed east to [[Middle-earth]], apparently with a companion named [[Herumor]], and settled in the southern region known as the [[Harad]]. These two became lords in Middle-earth, coming to hold power among the [[Haradrim]].<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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The initial element of this name is S. ''[[fuin]]'' "night"<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''fuin''</ref>, but the meaning of the suffix is unclear.
 
The initial element of this name is S. ''[[fuin]]'' "night"<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''fuin''</ref>, but the meaning of the suffix is unclear.
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Fuinur
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationAssociated with the Harad
RuleLate Second Age[note 1]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fuinur was a Black Númenórean who lived in the late Second Age. He sailed east to Middle-earth, apparently with a companion named Herumor, and settled in the southern region known as the Harad. These two became lords in Middle-earth, coming to hold power among the Haradrim.[1]

Etymology

The initial element of this name is S. fuin "night"[2], but the meaning of the suffix is unclear.

Notes

  1. He appears in the narrative after Sauron returned to Mordor, but before the first capture of Minas Ithil, which in principle gives us dates somewhere between S.A. 3320 and S.A. 3429. He certainly belonged to the closing centuries of the Second Age.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", fuin