Q. Minastir m. “?Watch Tower”

Q. Minastir, m. “?Watch Tower”

Tar-Minastir was the 11th ruler of Númenor, so named “because he built a high tower upon the hill of Oromet” (UT/220). His name might be a compound of a shortened form minas of minassë “tower” and a form of tir- “to watch”.

References ✧ LotRI/Tar-Minastir; PMI/Minastir, Tar-Minastir; SI/Minastir, Tar-Minastir; UTI/Minastir, Tar-Minastir


minassë? “fort, city (with a citadel and central watch tower)”
tir- “to watch (over), guard, heed; to look (at), gaze, observe”