A prefix appearing before the Adûnaic names of kings and queens, the equivalent of Q. Tar- “High” (SA/ar(a)). It is most likely either a prefixal form of Ad. ârû “king” or derived from the same root. Conceptual Development: This prefix was introduced in the earliest versions of Adûnaic from the 1940s (SD/311, SD/248), and survived in the later Adûnaic names of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
prefix. king or queen
- ᴹQ. tar- “high; king or queen (in compounds)” ✧ SD/248
- √RĀ/ARA “noble, high, royal” ✧ SA/ar(a)
- Ad. Arminalêth “*Royal Heaven (City)”
- Ad. Ar-Pharazôn “King Pharazon” ✧ SD/435
- Ad. Ar-Pharazôn kathuphazgânun “King Ar-Pharazon the Conqueror” ✧ SD/429
- Ad. Ar-Pharazônun Bâr ’nAnadûnê “King Pharazon is Lord of Anadune” ✧ SD/428
- Ad. Ar-Pharazônun kathuphazgân “King Ar-Pharazon is (was) a Conqueror” ✧ SD/429
Word Gloss ârû “king”
- ar ✧ SD/248
A noun translated as “king” (SD/429). The Adûnaic word for “queen” is not attested, but could be a feminized form of this word, such as ✱ârî.
- Ārū ✧ SD/429