The Adûnaic name for the capital of Númenor, whose Quenya name is Armenelos (SD/363, PM/145). The final element -êth seems to be a feminizing suffix, also seen in Ad. Akallabêth. The initial element Ar- is the same as that used in the name of kings and queens, and the middle element minal means “heaven”, so perhaps the literal meaning is something like ✱“Royal Heaven (City)”, similar in the sense to the Quenya name.
proper name. *Royal Heaven (City)
Arminalêth→ Armenelos ✧ SDI2/Arminalêth
- Q. Armenelos “City of the Kings; *(lit.) Noble Heaven City” ✧ PM/145; PMI/Armenelos
Word Gloss Ar- “king or queen” minal “the heavens, sky” -êth “feminine suffix”
- Ar-Minalêth ✧ SD/363; SDI2/Arminalêth