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Numenor-Armenelos

The location of Armenelos on a map of Númenor

Armenelos, also known as Armenelos the Golden and City of the Kings, was the capital and (in later years) the largest city of Númenor.

History

Armenelos was situated in the east-central part of Númenor in the district called Arandor, the Kingsland, close to Meneltarma and the haven of Rómenna.

It was founded at the end of First Age or in the early Second Age, when the Edain first migrated to the island. Conceivably, Arandor was the first district settled after landing in a firth on the island that later led to the haven of Rómenna.

Armenelos was the site of the royal palace known as the King's House, reportedly built with the help of the Maiar who ministered and taught the Edain before the official founding of Númenor. Its completion, together with the coronation of Elros Tar-Minyatur as the first King of Númenor in SA 32, marked the beginning of the Númenorean realm.

Armenelos was destroyed together with the rest of Númenor in SA 3319 in the Fall of Númenor and the reshaping of Arda.[1][2][3]

Etymology

Armenelos is a Quenya word that translates as 'Royal Fortress of the Heavens' or 'Royal-heaven-fortress'.[4]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic أرمنيلوس
Armenian Արմենելոս
Belarusian Cyrillic Арменелас
Bengali ৰমেনেলাস
Bulgarian Cyrillic Арменелос
Chinese 雅米涅洛斯
Georgian არმენელოსი
Greek Ἀρμένελοσ
Gujarati આર્મેનેલોસ
Hebrew ארמנלוס
Hindi अर्म्ऐन्ऐलोस
Japanese アルメネロス
Kannada ಅರ್ಮೆನೆಲೋಸ್
Kazakh Арменелос (Cyrillic) Armenelos (Latin)
Korean 아르마네로스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Армэнэлос
Macedonian Cyrillic Арменелос
Marathi आर्मेनेलोस
Mongolian Cyrillic Армэнэлос
Nepalese आर्मेनेलोस
Persian آرمنلو
Punjabi ਅਰਮੇਨੇਲੋਸ
Russian Арменелос
Serbian Арменелос (Cyrillic) Armenelos (Latin)
Sinhalese ආමේනෙලොස්
Tajik Cyrillic Арменелос
Tamil அர்மேனிலொஸ்
Telugu ఆర్మీనేలోస్
Thai อาร์เมเนลอส
Ukrainian Cyrillic Арменелос
Urdu ارمینیلاوس
Yiddish אַרמענעלאָס

References

  1. The Silmarillion, Akallabêth (The Downfall of Númenor)
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, I: "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Númenor"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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