Q. Artaresto m.

Q. Artaresto, m.

The Quenya name of S. Orodreth in some of Tolkien’s later writings (PM/350). Its initial element is the prefixal form arta- of arata “noble”, but the meaning of the second element is unclear. This name was Sindarized as S. Rodroth (Arta- > Rod- and -resto > -reth), and then further modified to Orodreth “because of his love of the mountains” (PM/350).

Conceptual Development: In later notes, his Quenya name was changed to Artaher and his Sindarin name to S. Arothir, but these changes were not made in The Silmarillion narratives and the status of these later names is unclear (PM/350).

Reference ✧ PM/350



arata “high, noble, exalted, lofty”