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Q. Anárion, m. “*Son of the Sun”
The younger son of Elendil, who was counted as the second king of Gondor and the ancestor of all Gondorian kings until Aragon took the throne (LotR/1044). The name is likely a compound of Anar “Sun” and the patronymic suffix -ion “-ion”. A plural form of this name, Anárioni, was used to refer to the kings of Gondor as the descendents of Anárion (PM/196).
Conceptual Development: The first mention of this character was in the early tales of the “Fall of Númenor” named him ᴹQ. Firiel, but this was soon changed to ᴹQ. Anárion (SD/401). The name given for him in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s was also Anárion (TI/119).
|Anárioni||plural||“Heirs of Anárion”||✧ PMI/Anárioni.001|
|-ion||“-son, masculine patronymic”|
ᴹQ. Anárion m.
See Q. Anárion for discussion.