Q. Atanatar pn. “Father of Men”

Q. Atanatar, pn. “Father of Men”
A title given to the three houses of the Elf-friends in Beleriand: the Beorians, Hadorians and Halethians, usually appearing in the plural form Atanatári “Fathers of Men” (S/103). More properly, it was used to describe the original leaders of those houses (PM/324). The title is compound of Atan “Man” and atar¹ “father”. It was also the name of the 10th and 16th kings of Gondor (LotR/1038).

References ✧ LotRI; PE17/24, 114; PM/54, 324; PMI/Atanatar, Atanatári; S/103, 190; SA/atar; SI/Atanatári; UTI; WJ/39, 166; WJI/Atanatári




Atanatárion genitive plural; prosodic-lengthening “[Legendarium] of the Fathers of Men” ✧ WJI/Atanatári
Atanatardi plural   ✧ WJI/Atanatári
Atanatarni plural   ✧ WJI/Atanatári
Atanatári plural; prosodic-lengthening   ✧ PM/54; SA/atar
Atanatári plural; prosodic-lengthening “Fathers of Men” ✧ PMI/Atanatári; S/103; S/190; WJ/39; WJI/Atanatári
Atanatári plural “Fathers of Men” ✧ SI/Atanatári; WJ/166


Atan “Man, (lit.) the Second (People)” ✧ SA/atar (Atani)
atar¹ “father” ✧ SA/atar

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