S. Aranarth m.
The 1st chieftain of the Dúnedain (LotR/1038). The initial element of his name is aran “noble”. The meaning of the final element is unclear. It might be related to the initial element of the name of the fallen realm Arthedain. David Salo suggested that the final element is *arth “noble”, cognate to Q. arta (GS/240, 341).
References ✧ LotRI; PMI
|aran||“king, lord, chief, (lit.) high or noble person”|