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Fuinur

Fuinur
Númenórean
Biographical Information
LocationNúmenor; Umbar
AffiliationBlack Númenóreans
BirthLate Second Age
Physical Description
GenderMale

Fuinur was a Númenórean who had been turned towards darkness after Sauron had been brought to Númenor. 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, Fuinur and a fellow Black Númenórean named Herumor apparently joined Sauron's forces.[1]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] 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