S. Argonui m.

S. Argonui, m.

The 8th chieftain of the Dúnedain (LotR/1038). The initial element of his name is the prefix ar(a)- “noble”. The remainder of the name might be the noun caun (in any of its various meaning) with the adjectival suffix -ui (as suggested by David Salo, GS/246, 342).

References ✧ LotRI; PMI


ar(a)- “noble, royal, high”
caun¹ “prince, chief, head”
-ui “-ful, having quality, adjective suffix; possibility, suitability [as verbal suffix], *-able”