Quenya 


masculine name. Lord of the West

Tar-Herunúmen was the (somewhat heretical) Quenya name of the 20th ruler of Númenor, more commonly known by his Adûnaic name Ad. Ar-Adûnakhôr (S/267). His name is a compound of heru “lord” and númen “west”.

Conceptual Development: In the unfinished stories “The Lost Road” and “Notion Club Papers” from the 1930s and 40s, Tolkien used the term ᴹQ. Herunúmen to refer to the Valar as Lords of the West (LR/47, SD/310). Its use as a name of Adûnakhôr did not occur until The Lord of the Rings appendices were written (PM/164, note #11).

Quenya [PMI/Herunúmen; S/267; SA/heru; SI/Adûnakhôr; SI/Herunúmen; UTI/Ar-Adûnakhôr; UTI/Herunúmen; UTI/Tar-Herunúmen] Group: Eldamo. Published by



masculine name. Lord of the West

Son of Ar-Abattârik and the 20th ruler of Númenor, whose Quenya name was Herunúmen. In both languages, his name (somewhat heretically) means “Lord of the West” (LotR/1036, S/267). Its first element adûn means “west”, which implies that its second element means “lord”, but it isn’t clear whether this element is *akhôr or *khôr. I think that khôr is more likely, because it resembles the Primitive Elvish root √KHER “rule, govern, possess”, to which it may be related.

Adûnaic [LotR/1036; LotR/1114; LotRI/Adûnakhôr; LotRI/Ar-Adûnakhôr; LRI/Ar-Adûnakhôr; PMI/Ar-Adûnakhôr; PMI/Herunúmen; S/267; SA/andúnë; SI/Adûnakhôr; UTI/Ar-Adûnakhôr] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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Qenya 

nuaran númenen

proper name. Lord of the West

Hypothetical title for the king of Númenor in Tolkien’s unfinished story “The Lost Road”, a combination of Nuaran with the (ᴹQ) genitive of númen “west” (LR/71). It also appeared with the (ᴹQ) genitive of Númenóre.

Qenya [LR/060; LR/071; LRI/Nuaran Númenen] Group: Eldamo. Published by