Q. Minastan m. “?Smith of the Tower”

Q. Minastan, m. “?Smith of the Tower”

The second son of Minardil, whose son Tarondor laer became the 27th king of Gondor after the previous king and his heirs perished in the great plague (LotR/1038, 1048). The meaning of his name is unclear, but it might be a compound of a shortened form minas of minassë “tower” and the suffixal form -tan of tamo “smith”.

References ✧ LotRI; PMI


minassë? “fort, city (with a citadel and central watch tower)”
tamo “smith, builder”