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Ar-Sakalthôr[1]
Númenórean
Biographical Information
Other namesTar-Falassion (Q)[1]
TitlesKing of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
AffiliationKing's Men
LanguageAdûnaic
BirthS.A. 2876[1]
RuleS.A. 3033 - 3102 (69 years)[1]
DeathS.A. 3102[1] (aged 226)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageAr-Zimrathôn[2]
ChildrenAr-Gimilzôr[3]
Physical Description
GenderMale

Ar-Sakalthôr was the 22nd King of Númenor. As had now become the custom in Númenor, he took his royal name in the Adûnaic tongue. His name in Quenya was Tar-Falassion. Ar-Sakalthôr ruled Númenor for sixty-nine years.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Sakalthôr is an Adûnaic name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Shore-son" and is a compound of sakal ("shore") and the suffix -thôr ("-son").[4] The meaning of the Adûnaic prefix Ar- is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "king" and is a prefixal form of ârû ("king") or derived from the same root.[5]

His Quenya name, Falassion. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Shore-son" and is a compound of falassë ("shore") and the patronymic suffix -ion ("-son").[6] Like for all the rulers of Númenor whose name was inscribed in the Scroll of Kings, the prefix tar- ("high") was added to his name.[7]

[edit] Genealogy

Ar-Adûnakhôr
2709 - 2962
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ar-Zimrathôn
2798 - 3033
 
 
 
14th Lord
of Andúnië
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AR-SAKALTHÔR
2876 - 3102
 
Lindórië
unknown
 
Eärendur
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ar-Gimilzôr
2960 - 3177
 
Inzilbêth
unknown
 
16th Lord
of Andúnië
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Palantir
3035 - 3255
 
Gimilkhâd
3044 - 3243
 
Númendil
unknown


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXII Ar-Sakalthôr (Tar-Falassion)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXI Ar-Zimrathôn (Tar-Hostamir)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", entry XXIII Ar-Gimilzôr (Tar-Telemnar)
  4. Paul Strack, "[{{{articleurl}}} Ad. Sakalthôr m.]", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 13 January 2022)
  5. Paul Strack, "Ad. Ar- pref.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 12 January 2022)
  6. Paul Strack, "Q. Falassion m.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 13 January 2022)
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Line of Elros: Kings of Númenor", first paragraph and entry I to XXV
Ar-Sakalthôr
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 2876 Died: S.A. 3102
Preceded by:
Ar-Zimrathôn
22nd King of Númenor
S.A. 3033 - 3102
Followed by:
Ar-Gimilzôr

Kings of Númenor
Elros Tar-Minyatur (S.A. 32 - 442) · Tar-Vardamir* (442) · Tar-Amandil (442 - 590) · Tar-Elendil (590 - 740) · Tar-Meneldur (740 - 883) · Tar-Aldarion (883 - 1075) · Tar-AncalimëQ (1075 - 1280) · Tar-Anárion (1280 - 1394) · Tar-Súrion (1394 - 1556) · Tar-TelperiënQ (1556 - 1731) · Tar-Minastir (1731 - 1869) · Tar-Ciryatan (1869 - 2029) · Tar-Atanamir (2029 - 2221) · Tar-Ancalimon (2221 - 2386) · Tar-Telemmaitë (2386 - 2526) · Tar-VanimeldëQ (2526 - 2637) · Tar-Anducal (2637 - 2657) · Tar-Alcarin (2657 - 2737) · Tar-Calmacil (2737 - 2825) · Tar-Ardamin (2825 - 2899) · Ar-Adûnakhôr (2899 - 2962) · Ar-Zimrathôn (2962 - 3033) · Ar-Sakalthôr (3033 - 3102) · Ar-Gimilzôr (3102 - 3177) · Tar-Palantir (3177 - 3255) · Ar-Pharazôn (3255 - 3319)
* Immediately abdicated in favour of his son · Q Ruling Queens · Usurped throne. Later struck off the Line of Kings · Usurped throne from his cousin Tar-Míriel