Q. Hostamir m. “*Many Jewels”

Q. Hostamir, m. “*Many Jewels”

Tar-Hostamir was the 21st ruler of Númenor, also known as Ar-Zimrathôn. The second element of his name is probably mírë “jewel”, and the initial element may be ᴹQ. hosta “a large number”, so that the name means: “*Many Jewels”. Andreas Moehn instead suggested (EotAL/ZIM’R) that the initial element may be a form of the verb hosta- “to gather”, so meaning: “*Gather Jewels”.

References ✧ UTI/Ar-Zimrathôn, Tar-Hostamir


ᴹQ. hosta “large number”
mírë “jewel, gem, precious thing, treasure; precious”