Q. Aldarion m. “*Son of Trees”

Q. Aldarion, m. “*Son of Trees”
Tar-Aldarion was the name assumed by the sixth ruler of Númenor (LotR/1038, UT/219). His name seems to be a compound aldar “trees” and the patronymic suffix -ion “-son”. He adoped this name “because he was much concerned with trees, and planted great woods to furnish timber for the shipyards” (UT/219).

References ✧ LotRI/Tar-Aldarion; PMI/Aldarion, Tar-Aldarion; SDI2/Aldarion; UT/210; UTI/Aldarion, Tar-Aldarion; WJI


alda “tree” plural
-ion “-son, masculine patronymic”