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Q. Tarumbar, pn. “King of the World”
A title of assumed by Morgoth when he lay claim to the world in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s (MR/121), but not appearing in the published version of The Silmarillion. This name is a compound of tar¹ “king” and Ambar “World”, the second element appearing in its rarer alternate form: Umbar (see PE17/105).
Conceptual Development: The title was first written as (rejected) Aran Endór “King of Middle-earth”.
References ✧ MR/121; MRI
|tar¹||“high; king or queen (in compounds)”|
|Ambar||“The World, Earth, (lit.) Habitation”|
Q. Aran Endór, pn. “King of Middle-earth”
A (rejected) title of Morgoth, replaced by the more grandious title Tarumbar “King of the World” (MR/121). This name is a compound of aran “king” and Endórë “Middle Earth”, though for some reason the final -ë was omitted (perhaps a slip).
References ✧ MR/121; MRI/Aran Endór
|aran||“king”||✧ MR/121.1306 (Aran)|
|Endórë||“Middle Earth, (lit.) Middle Land”||✧ MR/121.1307 (Endór)|