Q. Erendis f. “?Lonely Bride”

Q. Erendis, f. “?Lonely Bride”

A Númenórian queen, the neglected wife of Tar-Aldarion (UT/173-217). Her name might be a compound of er “one, alone” and indis “wife, bride”, perhaps meaning “*Lonely Bride”. The name of her mother (Núneth) and father (Beregar) appear to be Sindarin, so perhaps her name was Sindarin as well, with a different and a less unpleasant meaning (though such “prophetic” names are also common in Tolkien’s works).

References ✧ PMI/Aldarion; SDI2/Aldarion; UT/210; UTI; WJI/Aldarion, Erendis


er? “one, alone”
indis? “wife”