Ad. Zimrathôn m. “?Many-jewels”

Ad. Zimrathôn m. “?Many-jewels”

The son of Ar-Adûnakhôr and the 21st ruler of Númenor, whose Quenya name was Tar-Hostamir “*Many-jewels” (UT/222). The first element zimra “jewel” of his Adûnaic name seems to have the same meaning as the last element -mir of his Quenya name. The first element ᴹQ. hosta of his Quenya name means a “large number”, and this might be the meaning of the last element -thôn of his Adûnaic name, as suggested by Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynn (AAD/23).

Andreas Moehn instead suggested (EotAL/ZIM’R) that the final element -ôn may be the same as the final element of Pharazôn and that the entire name is an agental-formation of an unattested verb *zimrathâ- “gather jewels”. This makes the literal meaning “*Jewel-gatherer”, which fits if you assume (as Mr. Moehn suggested) that the initial element of Quenya name is actually the verb Q. hosta- “to gather” so that Hostamir = “*Gather-jewels”.

References ✧ LotRI/Ar-Zimrathôn; UTI/Ar-Zimrathôn


*zimra “jewel”
-ôn “adjective or agental suffix”