Q. Eärnur m. “*Servant of the Sea”

Q. Eärnur, m. “*Servant of the Sea”

The 33rd and final king of Gondor in the Third Age (LotR/1038). This name is essentially a shorter form of Eärendur, with the same elements.

Conceptual Development: In Lord of the Rings drafts, Tolkien first considered using ᴹQ. Elessar for the name of the last king of Gondor before changing his name to Eärnur (WR/153).

References ✧ LotRI; PE17/88, 152; PMI; SA/(n)dur; SD/59; SDI1/Eärnur; SI; WRI




ëar “sea, great sea”
-(n)dur “servant; to serve” ✧ PE17/152 (-nur); SA/(n)dur